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Truth commission to probe violent protests in Nicaragua

IANS  |  Managua 

has approved the creation of a truth and justice commission to investigate the recent spate of violent protests in the country that has left over 40 dead, the media reported.

"With 74 votes in favour and one against," the assembly, where the ruling holds a majority, voted on Sunday in a special session to set up the commission, reported citing the daily

Commission members are to be designated in no more than a week and will have three months to present their findings into the deadly clashes sparked by proposed reforms to the country's social security programs.

Leading figures from different social sectors, including lawyers, intellectuals, religious leaders, heads of social movements and activists, are to comprise the commission.

The initiative was drafted on Friday by deputies from the assembly's Sandinista bloc, including the of the legislative body's board of directors,

Following the demonstrations, Nicaraguan announced his government would no longer pursue the reforms. He also called for national dialogue to alleviate the tension.

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First Published: Mon, April 30 2018. 07:58 IST
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