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HRW criticizes Argentina and Mexico vote in OAS on human rights abuses in Nicaragua

HRW criticizes Argentina and Mexico vote in OAS on human rights abuses in Nicaragua

Jose Miguel Vivanco, director of the United States Human Rights Watch. EFE / Mauricio Duñas Castañeda / Archive

Organization Human Rights Watch criticized Wednesday Votes of Argentina and Mexico in OAS in Nicaragua, And defined the statement issued by both countries as “painful”.

Managing Director of the United States, Jose Vivanco, He shared a statement from the Argentine Foreign Ministry on his Twitter account: It is one thing to resolve this crisis through negotiations, it is quite another to say this nonsense. ”

Tweet by Jose Miguel Vivanko from HRW
Tweet by Jose Miguel Vivanko from HRW

Tuesday, Argentina and Mexico protested against interference in the internal affairs of the country, which should not be supported Resolution discussed in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).

The OAS General Assembly voted against human rights abuses in Nicaragua
The OAS General Assembly voted against human rights abuses in Nicaragua

Both countries expressed their views Does not agree with the “claim” to “impose guidelines from the outside or to unnecessarily preempt the development of the electoral process.”. “In this context, we are unable to come up with a draft resolution to be considered today in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).”

The Permanent Council of OAS addressed an extraordinary session on Tuesday The situation in Nicaragua, after Louis Almacro, general secretary of the organization, Ask them to use the Inter-American Democratic Charter to repress the opposition.

With With 26 votes in favor, three against and five, the organization approved the resolution “Situation in Nicaragua”., Which, among other things, condemns “arrests, harassment and arbitrary restrictions imposed on presidential candidates, political parties and the independent media.” “Immediate release of presidential candidates and all political prisoners.”

Alberto Fernandez and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (photo by Stephen Colosso / Presidency / AFP)
Alberto Fernandez and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (photo by Stephen Colosso / Presidency / AFP)

On Monday, the government Daniel Ortega defended the arrests of several opposition leaders, including four presidential candidates and two historic former guerrillas., And Ordega, which has been in power since 2007, five months before the elections, which awaits a new re-election, demanding that “no foreign government interfere in its internal affairs.”

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Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of State on Wednesday, Anthony Blinken has called for the “immediate release” of four presidential candidates, insisting that “there are no conditions” for “fair and free elections” in Nicaragua..

This is a statement, Blingen expressed his “strong support” for the resolution, which was approved Tuesday by a majority of 26 countries in the Organization of American States (OAS). It called for the immediate release of “presidential candidates and all political prisoners.”

In the picture, Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua.  EFE / George Torres / Archive
In the picture, Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua. EFE / George Torres / Archive

“Given In the absence of the regime’s recent repression and profound electoral reform, there are no conditions for fair and free elections this November. “, Said the head of US diplomacy.

With information from EFE

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