OEA alcanza consenso de condena al régimen de Ortega y exige "cese toda violencia" 

OAS reaches consensus condemning the Ortega regime and demands “all violence cease”

The Organization of American States (OAS) asked the Nicaraguan government this Friday to “cease all violent action” against the population of its country and to “fully restore civic and political rights, religious freedoms and the rule of law” in its territory.

These terms were included in a “Resolution on the political and human rights crisis in Nicaragua,” which was approved by acclamation before the closing of the LII General Assembly of the OAS, held in Lima.

The resolution also called for an “end to judicial, administrative and other intimidation and harassment” against journalists, especially women, “and against the media and non-governmental organizations.”

It also demanded that the Government of Daniel Ortega “guarantee the physical, mental and moral integrity, freedom and right to life of all the people who have been arbitrarily detained,” and to release “immediately all political prisoners, in compliance with the decisions and recommendations of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.”

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In this sense, he requested that “the repression and arbitrary detention of the leaders of the Catholic Church cease” and urged all the states of the region to “implement a strategy based on a comprehensive approach to human rights and gender.”

That approach must address “the factors that contribute to the displacement of Nicaraguans and their need for protection, including the granting of asylum and other protection measures.”

The resolution called on the Government of Nicaragua to “grant full and unhindered access to its territory to international human rights organizations in a spirit of transparency and accountability” and asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to “continue to monitor the situation of human rights” in the Central American country.

The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Julissa Mantilla. EFE / Paolo Aguilar

On the other hand, the OAS reminded the Government of Nicaragua of “the deterioration of the economic and social conditions of the country, derived from its actions” and encouraged it “to accept the offers of regional and international cooperation to return the nation to the path of democracy, the rule of law and peaceful progress for all its citizens”.

He also asked the Permanent Council “to keep abreast of the political and human rights situation” in Nicaragua and invited the member states to create a high-level commission “with the mandate of offering the Government of Nicaragua the opportunity to discuss all pertinent matters”.

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In the considerations part of the statement, the OAS noted that “the declarations of the Permanent Council in support of the reestablishment of democratic institutions and respect for human rights, as well as its offers of assistance to the Government of that State, have been ignored.” country.

Before approval, the Honduran delegation requested that a footnote be included indicating that “in strict adherence to the principles of international law and, in particular, to the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states, it considers that This situation must be resolved between Nicaraguans in order to foster harmony and understanding in that sister nation.”

The draft of this resolution was considered by the Permanent Council at its regular session held on September 28 and forwarded to the plenary of the OAS General Assembly for debate and approval in Lima. EFE

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