Nicaragua’s Ministry of Public Affairs reported this Tuesday that it had launched an investigation against Berta Adelma Valle Otero and Victoria Eugenia Cardenas Lacayo, the wives of two of the seven detained Nicaraguan presidential candidates. for allegedly violating the “rights of the Nicaraguan people and society”.
Last week, Berta Adelma Valle Otero and Victoria Eugenia Cardenas Lacayo had several meetings with senators, members of Congress, and other officials of the United States government; meetings in which they requested the use of pressure mechanisms against Nicaragua”, The Prosecutor’s Office noted, in a statement.
for this reason, The National Police has conducted an investigation, and the Public Prosecution Office, after due analysis, will file an indictment, “Since considering such actions Violation of the local legal system“He is complete.
According to the Public Prosecution Office, “There are clear indications that they attacked Nicaraguan society and the rights of the people, According to the Law to Defend the People’s Rights to Independence, Sovereignty and Self-Determination for Peace, and the Penal Code.
“They have carried out actions that undermine the independence, sovereignty and self-determination of Nicaragua They openly demanded foreign intervention in the internal affairs of various international forums, and demanded the imposition of an economic, commercial and financial embargo on the state of Nicaragua.institutions, and its citizens.
This controversial law, promoted by the executive branch and urgently approved by the National Assembly, with a majority of Sandinistas, last December, lists “traitors to the homeland” and disqualifies them from running for public office.
They asked Biden to “turn the look towards Nicaragua”
Valle and Cardenas arrived in Washington last week to expose the situation of their husbands, Felix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastian Chamorro., respectively, was arrested on 8 June on accusations by the authorities of “inciting foreign interference in the internal affairs” of Nicaragua, an end which both sides reject.
in Washington They called on US President Joe Biden to use “all available mechanisms” to achieve the release of “political prisoners”. It gives way to a democratic transition in the Central American country.
Vali who lives in Miami (USA) with his daughter, He asked Biden to “turn his sights on Nicaragua” and “use all mechanisms at his disposal to demand their unconditional release.” from their husbands and from more than 140 “political prisoners” in their country.
CardenasOn the other hand, he said that They do not trust “the current conditions for legitimate and credible elections.” Through which Nicaragua can “gain its freedom”.
A wave of arrests in Nicaragua
Nearly thirty opposition leaders have been arrested in the past two months for the crime of “betraying the homeland”. Less than four months before a general election in November, in which the country’s Sandinista President Daniel Ortega will seek re-election.
policeDirected by Francisco Diaz, Ortega’s son-in-law, The opposition presidential candidates have arrested Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastian Chamorro, Miguel Mora, Medardo Marina and Noel Fedori, who are being investigated for treason.
In addition, two former Vice-Chancellors, two former Sandinista dissidents, a businessman, a banker, a former First Lady, six opposition leaders, two student leaders, two peasant leaders, a journalist, a commentator, and two former NGO workers non-governmental. , and the driver scored by Christiana Chamorro when we have the information.
The arrests of opposition leaders came ahead of the November 7 elections, in which Ortega participated. A former Sandinista fighter who has been ruling alongside his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo since 2017, will seek power in 2007 to extend his term for another five years.
The nearly 76-year-old dictator who coordinated the board of directors from 1979 to 1984 and presided over the country for the first time between 1985 and 1990, has accused opposition leaders of trying to oust him with US backing. Countries have labeled them “criminals”.
(With information from EFE)