Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nicaraguan Court Exonerates Ernesto Cardenal

The slander conviction of the Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, an acclaimed poet and leading opponent of the Nicaraguan government, was overturned Monday by an appeals court.

Besides lifting the freeze imposed on the priest’s bank accounts to ensure he would pay the judgment, the court ordered that the ruling be published in the press in the interest of clearing the name of the octogenarian former culture minister, Judge Rafael Avellan told reporters.


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