A bishop quotes the prophet Jeremiah after a report condemning the Nicaraguan state

A bishop quotes the prophet Jeremiah after a report condemning the Nicaraguan state

Nicaraguan Bishop Silvio Báez today quoted the prophet Jeremiah after hearing the final report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) on the crisis in Nicaragua, in which he warned about practices that violated human rights committed by the National Police during the protests happened in this country.

"After listening to the report of # GIEI- @ IACHR on brutal massacre suffered in Nicaragua in these months: My eyes are falling apart in tears, day and night never cease: for the terrible misfortune of the maid of my town, a wound of strong Dolores (Jeremias 14,17) ", wrote Báez, auxiliary bishop of Managua, in a tweet.

The GIEI today recommended that the Government of Nicaragua "cease the harassment" of the social actors and warned about practices that violate human rights committed by the Police during the protests that took place in that country.

In a 463-page document presented in Washington, the experts recommended "the Government cease harassment of human rights defenders, journalists and other social leaders, ensure the conditions for them to fully develop their work and exercise their rights," in particular " freedom of expression, of assembly and of association ".

The Group, which supported the investigations of the events that took place between April 18 and May 30, presented its report in Washington after the Ortega government informed it on Wednesday of the expiration of the deadline for its work in that country. country, mired in a wave of protests that has left at least 325 dead, according to the IACHR, although some groups raise the figure to more than half a thousand, while the Executive only recognizes 199.

"It is a really complex document, difficult, hard, but the situation in Nicaragua is hard," the coordinator of the GIEI, the Italian Amerigo Incalcaterra, told a press conference.

In addition, the report proposes a purge of the Nicaraguan Police, after warning that the performance of that institution "has revealed a set of institutional practices that violate human rights that have extended over time and have increased in severity."

In order to avoid impunity for crimes against humanity, the IGIE recommended that the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations initiate investigations and, "where appropriate, prosecute those responsible for crimes against humanity." Nicaragua "within the framework of universal jurisdiction and in accordance with the domestic legislation of each country".

He also asked that the victims of the acts of violence not be left alone and accompany them in the demand for justice and reparation.

For the moment, the Ortega government has not reacted to that report.


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