Human rights defender Marcos Carmona arrives in Miami, after outlawing the CPDH

Human rights defender Marcos Carmona arrives in Miami, after outlawing the CPDH

The executive director of the Permanent Commission on Human Rights (CPDH), Marcos Carmona, arrived in Miami, United States, after leaving Nicaragua for several days, after the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega ordered the annihilation of his organization.

The information of his arrival in the state of Florida was disseminated through social networks by the Nicaraguan journalist, Leana Astorga, who works for the Hispanic network Telemundo. Astorga announced that this Monday, at 5:30 in the afternoon, she will present an interview with Carmona.

“Human rights defenders from the CPDH arrive in Miami, fleeing the repression of the Ortega-Murillo regime. His statements in Exclusive at 5:30 p.m. on Telemundo,” the Nicaraguan reporter advanced.

Along with Carmona, the defender and deputy secretary of the CPDH, Denis Darce, appears, and days before he announced that the lawyer Pablo Cuevas, another of the officials of the last human rights defense organization left in Nicaragua, had also gone into exile in the United States. .

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Pablo Cuevas reported that he had entered the United States without documents and that he crossed the Rio Grande to protect himself from the threats he had received through different means from the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. How Carmona and Darce traveled is unknown.

The Permanent Commission on Human Rights was stripped of its legal personality on April 20, after 45 years of operating in the country. The CPDH was the last human rights organization that had survived the repressive onslaught of Daniel Ortega, who had earlier beheaded the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), in a demolition of more than of 160 onegés since December 2018.

The CPDH facilities in Managua were closed and although the dictatorship has attacked the assets of all the decapitated NGOs, the fate of this building is unknown for now. Photo: EFE.

Since last February, the board of directors of that organization had denounced that at that time the Ministry of the Interior refused to receive the annual financial report that it was obliged to comply with as an institution. However, in the end that was the pretext used by Ortega’s machinery to take away his legal personality.

The executive secretary of the CPDH, Marcos Carmona, stated at that time that the refusal by the State institution has been taking place since 2018, the year in which the civic protest against the Daniel Ortega regime took place, so the cancellation of legal status was “a matter of time”.

It remains to be seen whether Carmona and Darce will continue their work defending human rights from the United States, however, this organization has a branch in Miami, and in the months after April 2018 it was learned that they were supporting some exiles who needed legal accompaniment for its regularization.

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