Brazil is ready to welcome Nicaraguans who had their nationality withdrawn

Brazilian representative, Tovar Nunes, told a UN meeting that the country is extremely concerned about the decision of the Daniel Ortega regime and is willing to protect stateless people

Ezequiel BECERRA / AFPNicaraguans living in exile in Costa Rica take part in a demonstration to demand the release of Bishop Rolando Alvarez, who refused to board a US-bound plane with more than 200 released prisoners expelled from Nicaragua in early February 2023, and other dissidents who remain in prison, at the Praça da Democracia in São José, on March 5, 2023

O Brazil is willing to receive Nicaraguan citizens who had their nationalities withdrawn by the country’s courts, informed the Brazilian representative, Tovar Nunes, at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, this Tuesday, 7. concerned about reports of serious human rights violations and restrictions on the democratic space in that country, particularly summary executions, arbitrary arrests and torture against political dissidents”, said the Brazilian representative, reinforcing that the country is extremely concerned with the decision of the regime to Daniel Ortega of take away the nationality of more than 300 citizens, including writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, who were declared ‘traitors to the fatherland’. Nunes also reaffirmed that the country is willing to protect stateless people. This position comes a week after the country did not adhere to a declaration signed by 55 countries that sharply criticized Ortega.

On Thursday the 2nd, a group of specialists from HIM accused the Nicaraguan government of committing systematic violations of human rights, which constitute “crimes against humanity”. Released in Geneva, the document of the Group of Experts on Human Rights on the Nicaragua mentions extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and arbitrary deprivation of nationality and the right to remain in one’s country. “They are committed in a widespread and systematic way for political reasons and constitute crimes against humanity of murder, imprisonment, torture, including sexual violence, deportation and persecution for political reasons,” said independent expert Jan Simon, quoted in a statement.

“The population lives in terror (…) Almost all independent media and NGOs work from abroad” and “the situation continues to get worse”, insisted Simon at a press conference in Geneva, together with Colombian specialist Ángela María Buitrago. The group of experts is an independent body created by mandate of the UN Human Rights Council to investigate suspected human rights violations committed in Nicaragua since April 2018. On that date, violently repressed protests broke out in the country, with a balance of more than 350 dead and hundreds arrested. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned that Nicaragua’s legislation allowing deprivation of citizenship violates international law.

*With information from AFP

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