They put the priests of Matagalpa on political trial and accept their trusted lawyers

Observatory warns of 15 cases of judicialization in a week in Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega’s regime presented 15 accusations in a week against clerics, opponents, relatives of activists and journalists, warns the recent report by the Blue and White Monitoring network published this Saturday, October 8.

The interdisciplinary team reported that, from Monday, September 26 to Sunday, October 2, they registered 21 incidents related to human rights violations in Nicaragua, of which the majority correspond to cases of judicialization.

The defendants are activists and members of political organizations, priests and laity from the Diocese of Matagalpa, relatives of members of the organization Unión Democrática Renovadora (UNAMOS) and workers of the newspaper La Prensa.

“Arbitrary arrests of members of political organizations continue to be recorded. Also, this week there have been incidents of torture and ill-treatment of political prisoners, “they indicate.

They also recorded the expulsion of the ambassador of the European Union in NicaraguaBettina Muscheidt, and the refusal to enter the country of a priest.

According to the graph shared on their social networks, the incidents per day increased in relation to the week prior to this monitoring, reaching nine cases in a single day, on Saturday, October 1.

In addition to the cases of criminalization, territorial control, torture, retention, detention, harassment, threats and aggression were also reported on those days.

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The report confirms that the regime executed a new repressive pattern that consists of arbitrarily detaining and accusing family members of opponents, whom used as “hostages” to achieve the capture of his criticsaccording to complaints from victims and human rights organizations.

Jeannine Horvilleur Cuadra Y Ana Carolina Alvarez Horvilleur, wife and daughter of exiled opponent Javier Álvarez Zamora, accused of alleged conspiracy and spreading false news.

Those prosecuted are the first and second vicar of the cathedral of San Pedro, of Matagalpa, Jose Luis Diaz Y Sadiel Eugarrios, respectively; as well as the priests Ramiro Tijerino—rector of the John Paul II University—and Father Raul Vega Gonzalez.

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Seminarians face the same charges of alleged conspiracy and spreading false news darvin leiva Y Melkin Centeno Sequeiralike the cameraman Sergio Cardenas, those who remained held together with Monsignor Rolando Álvarez in the episcopal see since August 4.

Also, they were charged with spreading false news and conspiracy: Freddy Martín Porras García, José David Gallo Torrez, José Javier Álvarez Argüello, Nicolás Palacios Ortiz, Hugo Ramón Rodríguez Flores, Ana Carolina Álvarez Horvilleur, Jeannine Horvilleur Cuadra, Félix Ernesto Roiz Sotomayor and Javier Alberto Álvarez Zamora; for the latter, the court issued an arrest warrant.

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