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Opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro sentenced to eight years in prison in Nicaragua

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Journalist and former Nicaraguan presidential candidate Cristiana Chamorro was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court Monday after being found guilty of crimes Daniel Ortega's government accused of her.

The 68-year-old Cristiana will remain under house arrest, where she has been since June, said the independent Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh), which monitors trials of imprisoned opposition figures.

Her conviction was for crimes including money laundering and embezzlement. Authorities have not provided details of the convictions.

According to the prosecution, the crimes were committed through the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro . . .

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