The Public Prosecution Office of Nicaragua on Tuesday indicted the opposition Christian presidential candidate Maria Chamorro Barrios, the daughter of former President Violetta Barrios de Chamorro (1990-1997), with the crimes of arbitrary administration, ideological lying, both in real competition with money, laundering property and assets.
The Sandinista regime’s attorney general’s office also requested the exclusion of Chamorro Barrios from public office, The opposition figure most likely to win the November elections, as dictator Daniel Ortega seeks re-election, according to a CID Gallup poll, “Because they do not fully enjoy their civil and political rights because they are subject to a criminal process.”
In addition, the Public Prosecution began requesting precautionary measures to retain immigration, as indicated, to prevent him from evading the investigation process that was conducted against him.
moreover, He requested that Chamorro Barrios be prevented from attending certain meetings and places, and from communicating with persons related to the facts under investigation.
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These same precautions, with the exception of disqualification from public office, were requested against Univision’s Hispanic Nicaragua correspondent, Maria Lily Delgado Talavera.and journalists María Lourdes Arolega Vanegas and Guillermo José Medrano, former employees of the NGO Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro.
Currently, the Public Prosecution Office has not charged these three.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office stated that “the operation of the crime of laundering money, property, assets and others is continuing”, which is being investigated with the Violetta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation, which was closed last February.
The Public Prosecution will continue to carry out all necessary investigation procedures to clarify the facts. We have contacted and will continue to contact all those who appear as beneficiaries.” By that NGO, submit.
According to the regime’s Ministry of the Interior, this non-governmental organization, which is dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of the press and expression, “seriously breached its obligations before the supervisory authority, and from the analysis of financial statements, for the period 2015-2019, obtained clear indications of money laundering”, and for this reason “was” Inform the Public Prosecution (of opening) the corresponding investigation.”
In this case, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Ortega regime summoned about twenty journalists to testify, including the owner of the popular La Corporación station and former presidential candidate, the unborn Fabio Gadea, and co-owner of the channel 100% News Veronica Chavez.
Also for writer, novelist and former Vice President of Nicaragua Sergio Ramirez Mercado as the legal representative of the NGO Fundación Luisa Mercado, who has maintained a relationship with Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro.
a few days ago ChamorroAnd the He had warned that he risked being disqualified from the November elections after being accused of money laundering promoted by the Ortega regime.
Chamorro, 67, rejects the accusations and seeks opposition unity to defeat Ortega in the election, as his mother, Violetta, did at the head of the coalition in 1990.
I was born in a home associated with the independent press and oppose any kind of dictatorship, oppression and corruption. At that time she was against the Somoza dictatorship (which ruled from 1937 until the victory of the revolution in 1979). My decision to say yes to Nicaragua and to serve the people was born precisely because of the construction of another dictatorship, that of Ortega.”In an interview with the agency, France Press agency.
“The people said again enough about dictatorships, as they did when Somoza, later against the Sandinistas in [las elecciones de] 1990. And in 2018, residents spontaneously took to the streets to protest and demand free elections… and early elections. Ortega’s response was to shoot to kill protesters. Since then, Nicaragua has experienced a de facto state of siege.”
(with information from the EFE and AFP)