Nicaragua's Sandinista government is guilty of thousands of human rights violations, including torture, illegal imprisonment and suppression of religious and press freedom, the International League for Human Rights charged in a report. The New York-based group said that "between 3,500 and 6,500 political opponents . . . are imprisoned at any given time." The report said that methods of torture reported by Nicaraguan prisoners include beatings, rape, mock executions, death threats, food and sleep deprivation, prolonged isolation and submersion in water.