UN and EU condemn arrest of Nicaraguan opposition Christiana Chamorro

UN Stephen Dujarric, spokesman for General Secretary Antonio Guterres

The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed their rejection. Nicaraguan opposition member Christiana Zamoro Barrios arrested Y He is ineligible to run in the next presidential election Results in Nicaragua Daniel Ortega.

The UN promised this Thursday that actions against Zamoro would “worsen confidence” November 7 election, In it, President Daniel Ortega seeks a new re-election.

“We are well aware of the recent legal action against Christiana Chamorro.”When asked about the decision, spokesman Stephen Dujarric recalled that it comes in the midst of a period of “tension” between the Santinista regime and the opposition. “These events run the risk of undermining confidence in the upcoming elections.”A spokesman for the organization’s general secretary, Antonio Guterres, said.

File photo: Journalist Cristiana Zamoro Barrios during a press conference at the headquarters of the Ciudanos bor la Libertad Party (CXL) in Managua (photo: EFE / George Torres)
File photo: Journalist Cristiana Zamoro Barrios during a press conference at the headquarters of the Ciudanos bor la Libertad Party (CXL) in Managua (photo: EFE / George Torres)

Dujarric added that the United Nations has taken note Electoral reforms approved last month Concerns expressed by national and international actors, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in this regard Michael Bachelet.

Last week, the office Bachelet expressed his concern about the declining likelihood that the November presidential election would be free and fair. For those reforms and for the actions taken by the authorities against the candidates and independent journalists.

Among them is the opening of a criminal investigation into candidate Zamoro Barrios on money laundering charges this week. Disqualified by a judge from contesting an election under the argument that “their civil and political rights should not be fully enjoyed”.

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According to Zamoro’s context, The opposition woman is under house arrest, insecure and under police surveillance this Thursday.

When asked about their conditions, the UN said the Nicaraguan government has a responsibility to guarantee their safety and that of all political leaders. The spokesman recalled.

For its part, EU Foreign Ministry Spokesman Peter Stano His Twitter account pointed out that legal action against Zamoro was not conducive to a credible, transparent and open election process. He called for the immediate release of the opposition leader and the immediate reversal of action taken against his rights.

Zamoro, daughter of a former president Violeta Barrios de Zamoro (1990-1997), Nicaraguan is considered the most likely candidate to win the November election.

With information from EFE

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