The Daniel Ortega regime canceled another 100 NGOs and there are already more than 3,000 entities canceled in 2022

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According to the Sandinista dictatorship, 91 local organizations have been abandoned or failed to comply with their obligations, including those that did not report their meetings for periods of between 3 and 19 years directives and financial statements

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The Daniel Ortega regime canceled another 100 NGOs and there are already more than 3,000 entities canceled in 2022. (REUTERS)

The Nicaraguan dictatorship, through the Ministry of the Interior, this Wednesday canceled the legal status of another 100 NGOs, bringing the total number of organizations of this type dissolved after the popular protests of April 2018 to 3,026.

< p class="paragraph">The outlawing of these 100 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), 91 national and 9 foreign, was approved by the Minister of the Interior, María Amelia Coronel, according to the ministerial agreement published in the Official Gazette, La Gaceta.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the 91 local NGOs are abandoned or< b> failed to comply with their obligations, including the fact that they did not report their boards of directors for periods between 3 and 19 years and financial statements, as well as information on the identity and origin of all their members and donors .

In the case of the 9 foreign NGOs, including 3 from Spain and 3 from the United States were dissolved on the grounds that they were abandoned and had been in breach of their obligations for between 2 and 21 years.

The Daniel Ortega regime annulled another 100 NGOs and there are already more than 3,000 entities canceled in 2022

The outlawing of these 100 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), 91 national and 9 foreign, was approved by the head of the Interior, María Amelia Coronel. (EFE)

Of the total number of NGOs outlawed, 2,902 were annulled as of March of this year, according to a report by 18 organizations that recently denounced in a public hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Rights Human(IACHR), the “extreme situation in relation to the systematic violation of freedom of association and the right to defend human rights in Nicaragua”.

Sandinista deputies such as Filiberto Rodríguez have said that The affected NGOs used resources from the donations they received to try to overthrow Ortega in the demonstrations that broke out in April 2018.

In 2018, thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets to protest controversial social security reforms, which later turned into a demand for Ortega's resignation as he responded with force.

The protests left at least 355 dead according to the IACHR, although local organizations put the figure at 684, while the regime only recognizes 200 .

The Sandinistas have also argued that the banning of these NGOs is part of an ordering process, because not all of the more than 6,000 registered ones were operating.

The Daniel Ortega regime annulled another 100 NGOs and there are already more than 3,000 entities canceled in 2022

In 2018, thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets to protest controversial social security reforms, which later turned into a demand for Ortega's resignation as he responded with force. (REUTERS)

Nicaragua has been going through a political and social crisis since April 2018, which has worsened after the controversial general elections of November 7, 2021, in which Ortega was re-elected for a fifth term, fourth in a row and second with his wife, Rosario Murillo, as vice president, with his main contenders in prison or in exile.

Last month, the The Organization of American States (OAS) requested in the “Resolution on the political and human rights crisis in Nicaragua”, approved during the LII General Assembly, the Nicaraguan regime b> to “cease all violent action” against the population of his country and to “fully restore civil and political rights, religious freedoms and the rule of law” in the territory.

In addition to the denunciations of these persecutions, the International Alliance for Religious Freedom or Belief expressed its concern over Nicaragua's “continued” failure to comply with its obligations in the field of international human rights, and condemned the “hostility , discrimination and persecution” in the country -specifically “those related to the Catholic Church”.

The Daniel Ortega regime annulled another 100 NGOs and there are already more than 3,000 entities canceled in 2022

“The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega continues to relentlessly sweep away all vestiges of press freedom,” denounced the IAPA. (EFE)

For its part, the Inter-American Press Association raised alarms about the situation of professionals in the field in the country. During the 78th General Assembly, the organization presented a document in which it denounced that “the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega continues to relentlessly sweep away all vestiges of press freedom” and recalled that, since he came to power, the Sandinista regime “confiscated the facilities of La Prensa, closed the CNN signal in Spanish, closed several radio stations of the Catholic Church and canceled the operations of hundreds of non-governmental organizations”.

(With information from EFE)

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