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Criticism of Nicaragua crackdown grows


internatio­nal criticism of nicaragua’s government grew on June 22 after another night of arrests in Managua. Fifty-nine countries at the united nations Human rights Council signed onto a statement expressing concern over arbitrary arrests and the restrictio­n of fundamenta­l rights.

“The government must ensure the protection of human rights and bring to account those responsibl­e,” the statement said.

Also June 22, the internatio­nal organizati­on Human rights Watch released a report detailing the politicall­y motivated arrests in recent weeks of nearly 20 potential political candidates, prominent businessme­n, former government officials and political leaders.

The organizati­on called on the united nations Security Council to invoke Article 99 of its charter “to raise this issue in the u.n. Security

Council and present it as a growing crisis involving grave human rights abuses, which could undermine stability in the region.”

Daniel ortega is seeking a fourth consecutiv­e term as president and has been systematic­ally clearing his path of potential challenger­s through arrests for alleged crimes against the state.

“Don’t get me wrong. There is a crisis being faced in this country. There is a national emergency. if you don’t want to get vaccinated, i’ll have you arrested and i’ll inject the vaccine in your butt,” Duterte said.

“if you will not agree to be vaccinated, leave the Philippine­s. Go to india if you want or somewhere, to America,” he said, adding he would order village leaders to compile a list of defiant residents.

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