Classifying peaceful dissenters as coup plotters, terrorists and national traitors implies a limitation of political rights.
Family members explain that their relatives are pressuring for their freedom, but have begun to receive threats from prison officials
With the human rights violations, the government “is going down an alley that Nicaraguans don’t deserve,” UN official Alberto Brunori states.
Something broke in this latest onslaught, altering the path of events. Ortega has evidently opted for a de facto suspension of the elections.
They point to the banker with the same “Sovereignty Law” cited to justify the arrests of presidential candidates and other opponents
The reason for the persecution is the desire of Ortega and Murillo, to go to elections without opposition in order to perpetuate themselves in power
The Permanent Council approves a resolution with a large majority; only five member states abstained and three voted against.