The New York Times
June 16, 1998

          Ortega Invokes Immunity in Sexual Abuse Case

          By REUTERS

                MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Former President Daniel Ortega
                Saavedra invoked parliamentary immunity Monday against
          charges of sexual abuse filed by his stepdaughter, Zoilamérica Narvaez,
          now 30.

          He was accompanied to criminal court by his wife, Rosario Murillo, for a
          10-minute meeting at which he gave Judge Martha Quezada documents
          that showed his membership in the National Assembly, the ground for his

          He called the charges a plot to undermine him and the Sandinista Front,
          which he leads.