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Sandinista Repression

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Somoza’s regime, especially the latter stages when the GN sought to quell the insurrection, was brutal and repressive. It is against this backdrop of violence and human rights abuses that the Sandinistas came to power. Given that many still hold this view, unaware of what has come to light since the Sandinistas lost power, this chapter sets about exploding this myth of an essentially fair and decent regime. This then permits an examination of alleged abuses against conservative Protestants at the hands of Sandinistas more objectively. The chapter also offers a general survey of Protestant-Sandinista relations during 1979–1990, and highlights a range of actual cases to illustrate the nature of abuses aimed at Evangelicals. The chapter concludes by asking if these abuses were specifically aimed at Evangelicals because of their beliefs.

Keywords: conservative Protestants; Evangelicals; human rights; Protestant-Sandinista relations; Sandinistas; Somoza’s regime



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