US and UK Sanction Nicaragua for Election Repression and Irregularities | international | News

The British Foreign Office has specified that this means that those who are subject to sanctions will be prevented from entering the UK.

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On Monday, the United States announced further sanctions against Nicaragua in response to “the farce of national elections orchestrated by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo.”

In detail, the Treasury sanctioned Nicaragua’s Public Prosecution Office and nine high-ranking government officials, including the Deputy Minister of Finance, José Adrian Chavarria of Montenegro; Minister of Energy and Mines, Salvador Mansel Castrillo; And a number of mayors whom he accuses of being involved in the suppression of peaceful demonstrations in 2018.

Ortega’s government “deprives Nicaragua of the right to vote”

Andrea M. said: Jackie, Director of OFAC: “The Ortega regime uses laws and institutions to arrest members of the political opposition and deny Nicaraguans the right to vote.”

“The United States is sending an unmistakable message to President Ortega, Vice President Murillo and their inner circle that we support the people of Nicaragua in their calls for reform and a return to democracy.”

New punishment measures include Ban all potential property and assets of such persons in the United States.

The United Kingdom also imposes sanctions on the Nicaraguan regime

On the other hand, the United Kingdom announced, on Monday, the imposition of sanctions on eight senior officials of the Nicaraguan government, including the Vice President and First Lady Rosario Murillo, for their role in the repression and other wrongdoing committed in the presidential election on November 7.

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In a statement, the British Foreign Office specified that this means that people subject to sanctions will be prevented from entering the UK and their assets in this region will be frozen.

In addition to Murillo, President of the National Assembly, Gustavo Porras; And the President of the Supreme Court of Justice Alba Luz Ramos. and Attorney General Anna Julia Gido, among others. (I)

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