«April is not forgotten!  "It is the beginning of the end of the dictatorship," exalts the Nicaraguan opposition, on the sixth anniversary of the rebellion

«April is not forgotten! “It is the beginning of the end of the dictatorship,” exalts the Nicaraguan opposition, on the sixth anniversary of the rebellion

The Nicaraguan opposition inside and outside the country, as well as national and international human rights organizations, commemorate the sixth anniversary of the civic rebellion of April 2018, which put the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship in check, launching the slogan April Do not forget! despite the regime’s attempts to overshadow the commemoration. At the same time, they denounce that in Nicaragua repression continues to escalate with the same criminals in charge, Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

Likewise, they warn that the memory of the beginning of the great civic rebellion in Nicaragua torments the dictators, as Rosario Murillo herself has shown in her hate speeches of recent days, because the popular uprising that began on December 18 April 2018, means “the beginning of the end of the dictatorship,” according to former Nicaraguan ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Arturo McFields.

Dr. Anely Pérez, a former political prisoner and banished by the dictatorship, through her social networks warned the regime that, as of April 2018, the people of Nicaragua made the firm determination to be free, and “that determination is only silent.” », but latent in the heart of every citizen.

For its part, the Civic Alliance, evoking the civic feat of six years ago, reminds the dictators Ortega and Murillo that “April is still alive in our memory and cannot be erased, even if the regime does everything possible to crush everything related to it.” with those days of struggle. “APRIL IS NOT FORGOTTEN!” says the opposition organization.

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“Six years later, the demands remain the same: freedom for the people, justice for the victims, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition for crimes against humanity,” stated the Civic Alliance.

Meanwhile, opposition leader Juan Sebastián Chamorro recalled that April 19 “is hope, it is struggle” and invited all Nicaraguans to remember the lives of those people who cannot commemorate the date today, like Alvarito. Conrado and all the victims of the dictatorship. “All these lives were cut short by the desire for power, by the arrogance of governing behind the backs of a people who one day said, and continue to say, ‘enough is enough!'” Chamorro highlighted.

«On this sixth anniversary we want to tell the world and remind the world of the prison that our beloved homeland has become and also, on this sixth anniversary, renew efforts, renew energy, faith and hope to continue this fight that began on a day like today and that will culminate in the full liberation of our beloved Nicaragua, so that we can once and forever live in peace and justice,” said the exiled former political prisoner.

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Meanwhile, the youth leader of the Nicaraguan University Alliance (AUN), Lesther Alemán, from his exile to which he was condemned by the regime, recalled that April 2018 continues to hurt the dictatorship because “it marked a milestone in the recent history of Nicaragua. As a society we must be proud that the flame of democracy remains alive in our country despite the attempts of the Ortega regime to crush any hope.

For her part, former political leader Tamara Dávila, who as a prisoner of the dictatorship suffered the longest prison isolation in the history of political imprisonment in Nicaragua, reiterated the commitment to “continue working until consolidating a plural and inclusive political alternative, which defines the civic route to leave the Ortega-Murillo regime and move towards a democratic and peaceful Nicaragua that will guarantee the justice that both the victims and their families demand.

Amnesty International warns of increased repression

The advocacy organization Amnesty International, on its social networks, also echoed the commemoration of the Nicaraguan civil insurrection, and highlighted that “six years after the start of the crisis in Nicaragua, the State’s repression against dissident voices continues to increase. “More than 355 deaths, more than 2,000 arbitrary detentions, hundreds of cases of torture and extrajudicial executions. We cannot continue ignoring this tragedy!” AI urged.

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