Head of Government of Spain, Puntarenas 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 address myself personally and directly to President Ortega: He plays fair, he will liberate the opponents, he participates in the election process in fair elections and fair fightsSanchez 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 is equal to that of the European Union “Strong defense of rights, freedoms and democratic values.”
“We look at what’s happening in Nicaragua with great interest. This is nothing new. We’m been dragging it for a few years.”, Said the head of the Spanish government.
For its part, the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference called for the institutionalization of “arbitrary and illegal restraint of civil liberties and the persecution of enemies and the media” in the country., 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.”
This control of the social system is “possible first Free, reliable, nationally and internationally observed elections It allows for elections and the transfer of delegates, ”they pointed out.
The bishops also mentioned it “Guaranteed by respecting 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 vote of the people so that a government elected by the sovereign people may emerge as a result of free and open elections“,” 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,” the Catholic Church has “essential, urgent and undeniable” principles.
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, “Attack on Society and People’s Rights”, as well 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.
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 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 Ortega 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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