Nicaragua's La Prensa newspaper denounces confiscation and dismantling of its building

  • Source: CNN
  • August 23, 2022

"The newspaper La Prensa reported on Monday in its digital edition that the Nicaraguan government has completed the 'de facto confiscation' of its movable and immovable properties, whose value, according to the newspaper, reaches an amount close to US$ 10 million. According to the report, construction work is progressing inside the newspaper's former building, without any official explanation as to what the building will become and the whereabouts of the equipment inside.

The building of La Prensa, a 96-year-old newspaper and one of the benchmarks of Nicaraguan journalism, was occupied by National Police officers on Aug. 13, 2021, following a raid in which its general manager, Juan Lorenzo Hollman Chamorro, was arrested and charged with the crime of money laundering. On March 24, Hollman Chamorro was found guilty and on April 1 he received a sentence of 9 years in prison."

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