NGO denounced the Daniel Ortega regime for imposing a permanent state of terror during the year 2022
The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) assured that the Sandinista dictatorship has used repressive strategies to hold on to power. He also denounced the cruelty against political prisoners through torture and cruel treatment
NGO denounced Daniel's regime Ortega for imposing a permanent state of terror during the year 2022. (REUTERS)
Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega imposed a “permanent state of terror ” against the inhabitants of the Caribbean country throughout 2022, according to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) in a report released this Friday.
“In 2022 the The Ortega Murillo regime has imposed a State of permanent terror in Nicaragua at the cost of numerous repressive strategies, which have allowed it to remain in power even when the will of the vast majority of Nicaraguans is their exit and accountability for the crimes committed,” Cenidh said in an annual report sent to the press.
In the report, entitled “Nicaragua: the terror, resistance persists”, Cenidh maintained that the Sandinista regime has been merciless against the 235 political prisoners, applying torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment to them.
In addition, it has violated all their human rights by treating them as “non-persons” and denying them basic services, “with the clear objective of physically and mentally destroying them and their families.”
The organization, which was outlawed as an NGO at the request of the dictatorship in the framework of the crisis that Nicaragua has been experiencing since April 2018, also pointed to the Judicial Power as “the greatest instrument of repression of the Ortega Murillo regime” in 2022.
In the report, entitled “Nicaragua: Terror prevails, resistance persists,” Cenidh maintained that the Sandinista regime has been merciless against the 235 political prisoners, applying torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
According to Cenidh, Ortega has made use of the Judiciary, controlled by the Sandinistas, “to imprison and prosecute innocents”, “the most aberrational action and violation of human rights recorded in the most recent history from Nicaragua.”
He also denounced that “the Police, mobs, and fanatics of the regime are organized to maintain constant surveillance, harass, attack, and threaten people considered to be in the opposition,” including social activists, journalists, and human rights defenders.
“In 2022 the regime used a repressive pattern without precedent in Nicaragua and this consisted of arresting relatives of opposition membersthose that he has not managed to capture, demanding that they turn themselves in so that their relatives can be released. A practice used only by mafias or the worst dictatorships in the world,” he denounced.
On the other hand, Cenidh warned that the government “has caused the disruption of families Nicaraguans, forcing them into forced exile”.
“The core of society is fractured by the relentless repression and state of terror, repressive laws ”, among other economic and social problems, he indicated.
On the issue of freedom of expression and press in Nicaragua, for the NGO it simply “does not exist”.
The NGO denounced that “the Police, mobs and fanatics of the regime are organized to maintain constant surveillance, harass, attack and threaten people considered to be in the opposition”, including social activists, journalists and human rights defenders.
“The last voices of critics, independent journalists have been silenced, the regime has not only chosen to silence them, it has also usurped facilities and assets from the media,” he pointed out
He recalled that in 2022 the Nicaraguan authorities occupied the facilities of the newspaper La Prensa, which had to exile its editorial staff for security reasons, which “meant the end of all hope of recovering freedom of expression in the country”.
For the NGO, there is also freedom of conscience and religion, since he assured that they have suffered “harassment, attacks, including arbitrary detention and prosecution of dozens of priests, including the bishop of the diocese of Matagalpa, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez”, who has been detained since August 19.
< p class="paragraph">According to Cenidh, Ortega has designated Nicaraguan priests as his main enemies “and is focused on destroying their honor and reputation.”
For the NGO, there is no freedom of conscience and religion, since he assured that they have suffered “harassment, attacks, including arbitrary detention and prosecution of dozens of priests, including the bishop of the diocese of Matagalpa, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez”, who has been detained since last August 19. (REUTERS)
Therefore, 2022 closed as a year “with an absolutely negative balance, in terms of the validity and respect of human rights, in accordance with national laws and international standards on the matter”, concluded the report of the organization, which called for the firm and decisive accompaniment of the international human rights systems and institutions and the duty of protection of the democratic States of the world.
(With information from EFE)