Nicaragua releases prisoners head of national dialog - rights group

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MANAGUA (Reuters) - The Nicaraguan government on Wednesday released an unspecified number of people the opposition considers political prisoners ahead of national dialogue, a human rights group said.

Pablo Cuevas, an attorney for the Permanent Commission of Human Rights, a non-governmental organisation, said the detainees began leaving penitentiaries in the morning.

Later in the day, talks are scheduled to begin between the government and the opposition, seeking a resolution to the political crisis that has engulfed Nicaragua since last spring.

(Reporting by Ismael Lopez; writing by Julia Love)

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