December 7, 2021

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The United States and Britain are working together: they have imposed severe sanctions on top officials

The United States and Britain are working together: they have imposed severe sanctions on top officials

The United States and Britain announced Monday that they would impose sanctions on Nicaragua’s top officials.

AFP reported. In response to the recent controversial elections in Nicaragua, Britain said it had frozen the property of eight prominent Nicaraguans, including Rosario Murilla, the first woman to serve as vice president.

The move comes after a similar announcement by the US Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.

“The Ordega regime denies the basic human rights of the Nicaraguan people.” Wendy Morton, the British Minister for Europe and the United States, said. “The recent presidential election has been rigged and opposition politicians and protesters continue to be imprisoned for political reasons.” Morton said.

According to him, the sanctions imposed by London will ensure that those responsible for the attacks on democracy in Nicaragua “actually pay for their actions.” The British government explained that Rosario Murillo was listed as “permitted to participate in pro-government demonstrations, to discredit independent journalists and to exclude opposition candidates from the election.”

AFP recalls More than 30 opposition figures have been detained in recent months on vague allegations that undermine “Nicaragua’s sovereignty”., Including former party comrades of Ortega and seven potential presidential candidates.

Ordega ruled until 1979, after ousting dictator Anastasia Somos in 1979. In 2006, he was re-elected President. In 2014, its ruling Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) pushed for constitutional reform that lifted restrictions on the number of presidential terms. Daniel Ortega is said to be seriously ill and the country is actually ruled by his wife who has been vice president since 2017.

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