Nicaragua: US imposes sanctions on Daniel Ortega’s daughter and three other officials after arresting opposition leaders
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On Wednesday, the US government punished four Nicaraguans, including the daughter of President Daniel Ortega, with a property blockade and a ban on doing business.
Then the punishment comes Four candidates for the November 7 presidential elections haveYan was arrested In recent days on orders of Nicaraguan justice.
The Treasury Department said that Camila Ortega MurilloD., the daughter of the president of Nicaragua who serves as the coordinator of the Creative Economy Committee, is on the OFAC (English acronym) sanctions list.
The other three are Leonardo Reyes, President of the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN); Edwin CastroDeputy in the National Assembly of Nicaragua (ANN); s Julio RodriguezArmy Major General and Director of the Institute of Military Social Welfare (IPSM).
“President Ortega’s actions are hurting Nicaraguans and leading the country into deeper authoritarianism,” Andrea Jacqui, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in a statement.
“It is clear that the Ortega regime intends to continue to oppress the people of Nicaragua. The United States will continue to expose those officials who continue to ignore the will of its citizens,” he added.
The sanctions come after Nicaraguan judges, at the request of the public ministry, began legal proceedings against four opposition presidential candidates.
Opposition leaders came first Christiana Chamorro and Arturo Cruz last weekend. Then they were arrested on Tuesday Felix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastian Chamorro.
Nicaragua will celebrate November 7 elections.
President Ortega, who has ruled the country since 2007, is seeking a Bedrooms consecutive presidential term.
The Treasury Department said on Wednesday that the Nicaraguan government had “done it.” undermine democracyviolated the human rights of civilians, enacted repressive laws with grave economic consequences, and attempted to silence independent media.”
He described her about Camila Ortega as “a principal advisor to President Ortega and Vice President Murillo,” who is his mother. Since 2011, he has directed channel 13 on television.
“This family media outlet is broadcasting state propaganda, while President Ortega is using government tax and spending laws to promote family channels and put pressure on independent and opposition media,” the Treasury said.
President Ortega, Vice President Murillo and their son Rafael Antonio Ortega Murillo have already been sanctioned in the past by OFAC.
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