Hugo Torres: Nicaraguan ex-rebel leader dies after being jailed

Source: BBC

The former army general was detained last year on treason charges
Former Nicaraguan rebel leader Hugo Torres has died in prison aged 73, eight months after being detained on treason charges.

The retired army general fought alongside current President Daniel Ortega during the country's revolution, helping free him from jail in 1974.

But he later accused Mr Ortega of becoming a dictator and founded an opposition party.

He was one of the opposition figures arrested ahead of last year's election.

Torres had been transferred to a hospital after his health deteriorated and died there of an undisclosed illness, the government said.