(AP) — Nicaraguan authorities released some student protesters arrested during anti-government demonstrations over the past week as President Daniel Ortega sought to lower tensions Tuesday.
With freshly shaved heads and some bearing bruises they said were inflicted by police during their captivity, students were dropped along a highway on the outskirts of the capital.
The police said in a statement that students were handed over to their families and religious committees.
Five of Nicaragua’s private broadcasters have also returned to the air after having their signals interrupted during the height of the protests. The last was 100% Noticias, which regained its signal Monday.