Two opposition leaders were arrested in Nicaragua. They hope to compete with President Daniel Ortega in the elections in early November. Four of Ortega’s potential challengers are now imprisoned.
Félix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastián Chamorro were arrested yesterday on suspicion of crimes against the country. They are said to have planned “terrorist and destructive operations” funded by foreign countries.
The Chamorro are descendants of a famous family in Nicaragua and the cousin of the Chamorro in Cristiana last week. Got arrested. She has been under house arrest.
Last weekend, the former ambassador to the United States Arturo Cruz Sequera was also arrested. A judge ruled that he will be detained for at least three months.
The leftist Ortega has been in power in Central American countries since 2007. He also served as president from 1985 to 1990. In 2018, major social protests against his rule broke out. Knocked down by a heavy hand.
U.S. asks for release
Also according to the United States, the arrest confirmed that Ortega was a dictator, “the international community has no choice but to treat him like this.”The United States and the European Union have told senior members of the regime Impose sanctions.
Julie Zhong, the top US diplomat in Latin America, called for the immediate release of all detainees.