Harassment in Nicaragua: The other three opposition leaders were sent to trial by the Ordega regime

Anti-government protesters raise slogans to riot police during Daniel Ortega’s protest against the government (Photo: Reuters)

Justice of Nicaragua Results this Friday Case And continue Detention prison Three candidates for the presidency and others have been accused of undermining sovereignty 66 days before the general election “treason for the motherland”, Informed the Government.

On the second day of the trial against the 34 imprisoned adversaries, the court ordered the president to send his confidants for trial. Felix Maradiga, Arturo Cruz and Juan Sebastian Zamoro, According to a report by the Ministry of Public Works (Attorney’s Office).

It was decided to prosecute three politicians A day after presidential candidate Christiana Zamoro was sent for questioning, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation (FVBCH) accused of money and property fraud.

Government of Daniel Ortega, In power since 2007 and looking for one Fourth term, Believes that the detained enemies are trying to bring him down.

Deported Nicaraguan citizens in Costa Rica protest against Ortega regime (Photo: REUTERS)
Deported Nicaraguan citizens in Costa Rica protest against Ortega regime (Photo: REUTERS)

Cruz was arrested on June 5, while Maradia and Zamoro were arrested in part on June 8. A wave of arrests of government critics, community leaders, businessmen and students under the charge of “inciting freedom, sovereignty, self-determination and foreign intervention.”

In addition to the three presidential candidates, seven detained opponents, including the business leader, will be prosecuted Jose Aguirre, former guerrillas Hugo Torres Jimenez, Dora Dulles, Vector Dinoco, and leaders Suan Barona and Violetta Granora.

In between everyone was arrested June And July And the court accepted the charge “Conspiracy to disrupt national unity”, Sued.

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The trial took place at the Police Judicial Aid Jail, also known as El Chibot. Without access to the press or familyThis is in violation of the laws establishing that there should be trials, according to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) General And in the courtroom.

Tests where the start date has not been established are announced in the middle of the dated election process November 7 Incumbent President Daniel Ortega will be the main contender.

Chairman 75 Years He was in government between 1979 and 1990, first as chairman of an executive committee and later as president. He was defeated by former President Violeta Barrios de Zamoro in 1990 and returned to power in 2007.

Arrest of enemies Led to increased barriers and criticism from the international community to Ortega Whoever refuses to release his rivals, they “Criminals“They conspired to plot a conspiracy with the support of the United States.

(With information from AFP)

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