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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights accused the Daniel Ortega regime of contempt for not releasing political prisoners

The dictator of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has accused the Nicaraguan regime of contempt on Monday for not complying with the measures adopted by the organization regarding the release of more than 20 political prisoners.

A) Yes, the positions adopted by the dictator, Daniel Ortega, and the vice president, Rosario Murillo, constitute an act of contempt for the binding nature of the decisions issued by the entity, at the same time that it goes against the international principle of abiding by their conventional obligations of good faith, picks up the local newspaper ‘La Prensa’.

The international organization has already transferred, in up to three resolutions, the need for Nicaragua to release the prisoners and now it has advanced that it will submit this contempt to which it accuses the Central American nation for consideration of the Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). .

According to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh), this decision of the Court to submit to the OAS “has no recent precedent” and it arises from the “non-compliance” of the regime of the resolutions of the International Court of Human Rights.

“For Cenidh, this resolution evidences the commitment of the organizations of the inter-American system for the protection of the Human Rights of Nicaraguans, victims of the Ortega-Murillo regime,” have settled in a message published on their social networks.

Meanwhile, ehe former Nicaraguan ambassador to the OAS, Edgard Parrales, a well-known critic of the Daniel Ortega regime, was captured on Monday by unknown persons in front of his home in Managua, denounced his wife, Carmen Dolores Córdova.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights accused the Daniel Ortega regime of contempt for not releasing political prisoners
Edgar Parrales was arrested by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega

Córdova told The Associated Press that the 79-year-old former diplomat was about to enter his house when “two men in civilian clothing appeared, forced him into a vehicle and took him away.”

My husband was kidnapped, because (his captors) did not present an arrest warrant or identify themselves“, he claimed. Parrales’s wife is the daughter of the late lawyer Rafael Córdova Rivas, who along with Ortega was part of the first Government Junta during the Sandinista revolution (1979-1990).

In recent days, Edgard Parrales in public statements criticized Ortega’s decision to withdraw Nicaragua from the OAS, which he described as “nonsense.”

Parrales was one of the four priests who in 1983 were sanctioned by the Vatican for holding public office in the Sandinista regime. The other three, all now deceased, were the poet Ernesto Cardenal, Minister of Culture; his brother Fernando Cardenal, Minister of Education, and Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto. In 1989, Parrales left the priesthood to marry Carmen Córdova.

After Violeta Chamorro’s electoral victory over Ortega (1990), Parrales distanced himself from his former colleagues from the Sandinista Front and became close to dissent. Although he is not part of any partisan organization, he is one of the few political analysts who has not been exiled from Nicaragua and continued to express highly critical views of the government.

The authorities have not confirmed or denied at the moment the information about the capture of the former diplomat.

On November 15, The United States and the United Kingdom announced new sanctions against officials and institutions of the Daniel Ortega regime, in an apparent attempt to increase diplomatic pressure, following the reelection of the Sandinista leader at the polls this month.

(With information from Europa Press)


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