Harassment in Nicaragua: Presidential candidate Christiana Zamoro faces trial

Harassment in Nicaragua: Presidential candidate Christiana Zamoro faces trial
Archive image. Christiana Zamoro, Nicaragua’s presidential candidate, seeks to challenge President Daniel Ortega in the November national election, leaving the office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Nicaragua after the government announced a money laundering investigation in Managua, Nicaragua. May 21, 2021. REUTERS / Carlos Herrera

The Daniel Ortega regime has decided to prosecute Cristiano Zamoro, a journalist who is the opposition candidate for the presidency, his brother Pedro Joaqu மற்றும்n and former employees of an NGO for money laundering and other crimes.The prosecutor’s office said Thursday.

The ministry said in a statement that the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation (FVBCH) was being “prosecuted and charged with criminal misconduct” and that in addition to the Chamorro brothers, three former executives of the company should be prosecuted.

Judicial officials maintained a precautionary measure and recommended a trial”The report noted. The five defendants arrested in the past three months are charged with felony criminal mischief, money laundering and possession of property.

The prosecutor’s office, along with five other defendants in the case, including journalist Carlos Fernando Zamoro, the former’s brother and exiles in Costa Rica, “escaped from justice and the judicial arrest warrant until their trials are completed.”

The official statement did not disclose where the trial took place, but the NGO Center for Human Rights (Zenit) confirmed that it had taken place. El Sibot, a prison in the southeastern part of Managua, and 35 other prisoners have been detained since May 27..

Zenith denounced the fact that family members were prevented from entering the place The defense attorney assigned to one of the accused was unaware of the duration of the investigation.

In the picture, Daniel Ortega (d).  EFE / George Torres / Archive
In the picture, Daniel Ortega (d). EFE / George Torres / Archive

Christiana Zamoro, 66, has been under house arrest since June 2, Sandinista is seeking his third election for the fourth time in a row after announcing his intention to run against Daniel Ortega in the November 7 election.

The Chamorro Barrios brothers, the children of former President Violeta Chamorro (1990-1997), defeated Ortega in the 1990 election, led by a large opposition coalition.

The other six aspirants for the presidency were arrested and imprisoned on the same day.. The latest wave of arrests has affected 35 professionals, political leaders, farmers and students who have been investigated for “treason” and “conspiracy to harm the people and the state”.

In the same statement, the Judicial Authority acknowledged that the prosecutor’s office, student leader Lester Aleman and political commentator Jaime Arellano have been charged with “conspiracy to disrupt national unity.” The judge ordered that the two detainees be remanded in custody.

On the other hand, Agrarian leaders Mardo Myrrena and Freddie Navas, student leader Max Gerres and opposition politician Jose Antonio Berza Accused by the Nicaraguan regime’s public ministry Conspiracy crime against national unity, prosecutor’s office said.

In a statement, the public ministry pointed it out All four were charged with conspiracy to disrupt national unity, According to Sections 410 and 412 of the Penal Code, to the detriment of the Nicaraguan community and the State of Nicaragua.

Similarly, the prosecutor’s office said preliminary inquiries against the accused took place this Wednesday and the unnamed judicial authority, He pleaded guilty to the charges and ordered precautionary measures against the four defendants.

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