Imposed by the Joe Biden government Visa Restrictions and Withdrawal For 100 members of the National Assembly Nicaragua And the Nicaraguan justice system, including lawyers and judges and their relatives, for their participation in the suppression and abuse of human rights in the framework of the struggles against the regime of Daniel Ortega.
The State Department announced the action against the people believed to be Those responsible for or undermining democracy, including those responsible for or suppressing peaceful protests or human rights abuses”.
As described by US diplomacy, “they have contributed to the Ordega-Murillo regime’s possible attacks on democracy and human rights.”
Washington also pointed out Approval in Congress of Repressive LawsElectoral law, the “cybercrime” law, the “foreign agents” law, and the “sovereignty” law are the legal provisions that served the Sandinista regime in its attack on the opposition before the November presidential election.
In addition, the United States accused the detainees of “trying to harass and silence civil society and the independent media” and “undermine democratic institutions and processes in Nicaragua.”
Four months before the election, There are six presidential candidates in prison: Cristiano Zamoro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradia, Miguel Mora, Juan Sebastian Zamoro-Christiano Primo- and Mardo Myrena.
The department, led by Anthony Blinken, promised that the measures “demonstrate that the United States promotes accountability not only to the leaders of the regime, but also to the authorities who allow regime attacks on democracy and human rights.” In addition, the report announced that the Biden government would “continue to use diplomatic and economic tools to press for the release of political prisoners” and to support Nicaragua’s calls for greater freedom, responsibility and free elections. ”.
Daniel Ortega, 75, who had already ruled from 1979 to 1990, returned to power with the left-wing Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in 2007, remaining there after two consecutive re-elections. His vice-president was his wife Rosario Murillo. His opponents did not rule out that he would try for the fourth time in a row on November 7th.
Human rights groups say 328 people have been killed and thousands deported since the 2018 protests were brutally suppressed.