Nicaragua: In his column via Central America, Point Pedro Sanchez asked the Daniel Ortega regime to release opposition leaders

Sanchez during a press conference with Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado (Photo: REUTERS / Mayela Lopez)

Head of Government of Spain, Point Sanchez, Was concerned about the political situation prevailing this Friday Nicaragua And urged the President of that country, Daniel Ortega, For what “Play honestly“Y Release enemies who have been detained in recent days.

“I would like to speak privately and directly with President Ortega: He plays fair, he will free the opponents, he participates in the election process, in the fair election, in the fair struggle.Sanchez told a news conference after a bilateral meeting with the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado.

Sanchez completes a two-day trip today Costa Rica, Explained that Spain’s position on this issue was equal to that of the European Union “Strong defense of rights, freedoms and democratic values.”

“We are very concerned about what’s happening in Nicaragua. It’s not new. We’m been dragging it for a few years., Said the head of the Spanish government.

File photo.  The Cardinal of Nicaragua, Leopoldo Prince, with Rolando Alvarez, Bishop of Madagalpa, Nicaragua Episcopal Conference.  EFE / George Torres
File photo. The Cardinal of Nicaragua, Leopoldo Prince, with Rolando Alvarez, Bishop of Madagalpa, Nicaragua Episcopal Conference. EFE / George Torres

For its part, the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference called for “arbitrary and illegal restraint of civil liberties in the country and to prevent the institutionalization of enemies and the media.”, After the latest Wave of arrests Daniel Ortega to the enemies of the government.

In a statement released this Friday, the Nicaraguan bishops recalled it “The validity of the policy of separation of powers in the state is very important,” he said, adding that Nicaragua “wants a democratic system where political power is the responsibility of the people and the representative system must be effectively controlled by the social system.”

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This control of the social system is “possible first Free, reliable, nationally and internationally observed elections This allows for elections and the transfer of delegates, ”they pointed out.

File photo: A masked man passes a mural depicting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on March 30, 2020 in Managua, Nicaragua.  REUTERS / Oswaldo Rivas / File Photo
File photo: A masked man passes a mural depicting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on March 30, 2020 in Managua, Nicaragua. REUTERS / Oswaldo Rivas / File Photo

The bishops also mentioned it “Guaranteed by estimating the election deadline” on the part of elected officials is the “constitutional element” of democratic representation.

In addition, they say “The The continuing situation of injustice ”and the enactment of laws that are detrimental to human rights; Political siege and persecution ”.

“We all need to ask for available means Respect for the popular vote so that a government elected by the sovereign people may emerge as a result of free and open elections“The essential, urgent and undeniable” principles of the Catholic Church, when asked by the Episcopal Conference, which appealed to the “conscience” to elect representatives who “respect the dignity, human rights and freedoms of the individual.”

Opposition candidates arrested in Nicaragua include Christiana Zamoro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradia Planton and Juan Sebastian Zamoro
Opposition candidates arrested in Nicaragua include Christiana Zamoro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradia Planton and Juan Sebastian Zamoro

In the last two weeks, The government of Daniel Ortega has blocked four opposition candidates. The chief minister, who was charged with money laundering, was arrested Christian Zamoro, Continued Arturo Cruz, And for “an attack on society and the rights of the people.” Felix Madariaca Y Juan Sebastian Zamoro, To the concern of the international community a few months before the elections in November.

Other candidates for the presidency, such as the farmer Metardo Myrena, Afro-descent Jorge Hernandez Chaos, Journalist Miguel Mora, Doctor Maria Eugenia Alonso, And against the former leader Louis Flea They have denounced it as a means of harassment and harassment by the National Police.

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Last month, the Nicaraguan Legislature appointed a majority of judges affiliated with the ruling party to the Electoral Commission, which oversees the election. He has since been disqualified for two games.

In the picture, Bishop Emeritus Caesar Bosco Vivas Robello (e).  EFE / George Torres / Archive
In the picture, Bishop Emeritus Caesar Bosco Vivas Robello (e). EFE / George Torres / Archive

In December, the legislature passed a law that critics say It aims to prevent opposition politicians from running for office.

This wave of arbitrary arrests provoked strong condemnation from the US-led international community He has already announced that he is preparing new sanctions against the Ordega regime.

State Department arrests ChamorroIt represents an abuse of their rights, an attack on democratic values ​​and a clear attempt to prevent free and fair elections. ”

With information from Europress

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