The IACHR condemned the arrest and investigation of the Nicaraguan opponent Arturo Cruz.

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source: wsj.com

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights took the opportunity to condemn "the continuous persecution of presidential candidates, which" violates public freedoms and undermines the possibility of having free, fair, and transparent elections. "

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemned this Monday the arrest and investigation of the opposition and presidential candidate of Nicaragua Arturo Cruz and that of the rest of the candidates in the country that occurred in previous days.

"The IACHR expresses concern about the arrest of the presidential candidate Arturo Cruz," said the organization from its Twitter account after it was learned that the Nicaraguan Police raided Cruz's residence.

According to the newspaper La Prensa, at least two patrols of agents entered his home and detained two of his assistants.

On the other hand, the Nicaraguan Prosecutor's Office reported that it extended the period of detention of the opponent to 90 days to be investigated for "an attack against society and the rights of the people. 

Both the police intervention and the decision to extend its detention were noted by the IACHR with "concern" and condemned the charges against them as "contrary to international human rights standards." Has been implemented under. "

Similarly, the IACHR took the opportunity to condemn "the continuous persecution of presidential candidates, which" violates public freedoms and undermines the possibility of having free, fair and transparent elections "in the Latin American country.

In addition to Cruz, the candidate Cristiana Chamorro is also detained, who for five days has been serving house arrest while being investigated for an alleged crime of money laundering, and this Tuesday the candidate Félix Maradiaga has testified before the Prosecutor's Office, although unknown, has said the reason for the appointment.

Other presidential candidates have condemned the persecution and siege by other leaders, such as farmer Medardo Mairena, the Afro-descendant George Herníquez Cayasso, former leader Maria Eugenia Alonso and former leader Louis Flay. National Police

During his visit to the United States, Cruz, a former ambassador to the Ortega government (2007-2009) and one of the candidates who met almost all the requirements demanded by the electoral power, questioned his candidacy Dance and we are left without other candidates, the logical thing is that this server does not participate in this (election) process.

Criticisms of the Daniel Ortega regime for what they consider persecution of opposition politicians and the media have spread to the international level.