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First it was Cristiana Chamorro and days later, Arturo Cruz. Today it was the turn of Flix Maradiaga, the third opposition candidate arrested in a week

Flix Maradiaga, after declaring at the Managua Prosecutor’s Office, this Tuesday.CARLOS HERRERAREUTERS

First it was Cristiana Chamorro and days later, Arturo Cruz. Today it was the turn of Flix Maradiaga, the third opposition candidate arrested in a week and one of the favorites among the young people who took to the streets against Sandinismo in April 2018.

The standard bearer of the Blue and White National Unity (colors of the Nicaraguan flag) went to testify to the Prosecutor. Once the procedure is completed, the police were waiting for him in the street, which arrested him accused of “carrying out acts that undermine independence, sovereignty and self-determination, inciting foreign interference in internal affairs, requesting military interventions, organizing with financing from foreign powers to carry out acts of terrorism and destabilization, proposing and manage economic, commercial and financial operations blockades against the country, demand, exalt and applaud the imposition of sanctions. ”

Despite such accusations, Maradiaga is not a Central American Bin Laden or anything like him. Creator of the Civil Society Leadership Institute, this academic and former minister is considered by the presidential couple of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo as one of the great managers of the popular uprising of 2018. A commitment to his country that has cost him constant persecution, assassination attempts and beatings.

“This is yet another attempt by the regime to silence an opposition leader,” protested the campaign team from ‘Flix, the route of change’. One of Maradiaga’s lawyers, who was also detained for a time, denounced after being released that his client was “heavily beaten”. The Police also used extreme violence to raid the detainee’s house, an intervention carried out in the middle of the afternoon.

The list does not end with Maradiaga, since for tomorrow Wednesday the Prosecutor has summoned another candidate, Juan Sebastin Chamorro, Cristiana’s cousin. “My most energetic protest for the arrest of Flix, which is illegal and arbitrary. Those responsible for these abuses will be condemned in a Nicaragua of justice,” declared Chamorro, also threatened.

All of this occurs when Cristiana Chamorro, daughter of former President Violeta Barrios, has been kidnapped by Sandinista forces for a week from her own home. Incommunicated and secluded in her room.

The residence of Arturo Cruz She was also raided by Sandinista agents and her detention extended for three months. The accusations suffered by this 68-year-old historian, similar to those of Maradiaga, are part of the so-called “Guillotine Law”, one of the government tools to impose a new electoral farce in the November presidential elections, along with new electoral regulations, the disqualification of candidates or the imposition of a Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) at the service of Ortega.


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