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.