Public Ministry This Friday, August 27th, the leaders of the Unamos party, Ana Margarita Vigil Gurtian and Dora Maria Dallas Arch ?? Cello was charged with “conspiracy to disrupt national unity.”
Both They were arrested on June 13, With another group of Unamos leaders. Vigil and Dallas were charged with 75 days in court custody. They were sentenced to a maximum of 90 days the day after their arrest.
After their arrest, the prosecutor’s office said, “They are being prosecuted under Act No. 1055, the law for the protection of the rights of the people, with strong signs that they are attacking the Nicaraguan community and the rights of the people.” Freedom, Sovereignty and Peace of Self-Determination ”, a law enacted and approved by the Daniel Ortega regime last December, aimed at preventing opponents from participating in the November 7 general election.
A press release issued by the prosecutor’s office said that preliminary hearings in Dallas and Vigil took place this Friday and that the judicial authority had accepted both charges and ordered precautionary measures to prevent the accused, meaning they would continue to be imprisoned.
According to criminal prosecutors consulted by LA PRENSA, indictment means that those prosecuted for a crime are now going through a formal criminal process and they will be recommended for trial.
According to the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code, a preliminary hearing must be scheduled within 10 days after the indictment is presented at a preliminary hearing and the defendant is remanded in custody.
The purpose of the initial investigation is to determine whether there is a reason to go to the oral and public hearing, as well as to initiate the process of exchanging information about the witnesses, and to review the precautionary measures used in the initial investigation. , And determining practical actions to be taken prior to the hearing.
According to the criminal procedure law for a charge of “conspiracy to undermine national unity” can last a maximum of three months, but the prosecutor’s office may require a complex process of advocating for the cooperation of one offense (multiple offenses). Doubling, i.e., the process takes 180 days. It could take up to a year for the trial to resume.
And other political prisoners Accused of the same conspiracy, Among them are presidential candidates Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradiga and Juan Sebastian Zamoro.
And in Case against Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation, Investigated for money, property and property fraud, there are five inmates, four are involved and one defendant is deported. The Ministry of Public Works reported last Tuesday, August 24, that the former director of the trust, Christiana Zamoro, had been asked to extend the charge, and that she had been detained at her prison home since June 2.
In the middle of the election year, the Daniel Ortega regime arrested more than 30 opponents, including seven presidential candidates, most of whom have been charged with “treason” under the provisions of Act 1055.