The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua, Denis Moncada, pointed today to "some sectors" of the United States Government to have financed "terrorists" in the "failed attempt of a coup d'état", as the Executive branded the protests against the President Daniel Ortega that began last April.
In a speech on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Nicaraguan chancellor held that "some sectors of the United States Government and some civil society organizations, violating the human rights of Nicaraguans and transgressing the Constitution and the laws "financed" political and terrorist groups "in that" failed attempt at a coup d'état ".
This coup attempt, according to Moncada, "has been defeated by the Nicaraguan people who today demand peace, security, tranquility, and justice for the crimes and torture suffered at the hands" of those "political and terrorist groups, financed by some sectors of the United States Government and some civil society organizations ".
"This attempted coup, with financing and interventionist support, caused serious economic damage, destruction, terrorism disguised with simulated peaceful protests, atrocious murders of citizens, police, public and private property fires, assaults, kidnappings, rapes, extortion, tortures, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment ", denounced.
It also violated the human rights of Nicaraguans, the Political Constitution, laws and international instruments on human rights, he continued.
He assured that the Government promotes "the culture of peace, tolerance and reconciliation" and a culture of respect and promotion of human rights.
He also announced that in the first quarter of 2019, the State of Nicaragua will be presenting its report on the occasion of the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review in the field of human rights for the period 2014-2018.
He stressed that the Government continues to promote and promote the right of Nicaraguans to sustainable human development, to the right to peace, stability and progress, to the exercise of fundamental rights and freedoms.
Moncada offered his speech in the "Rubén Darío" room, in the National Assembly, before deputies and representatives of the various branches of the State.
Nicaragua is experiencing a social and political crisis that has generated protests against the Ortega government and left between 325 and 545 dead, according to local and foreign human rights organizations, while the Executive figure in 199 deaths.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have blamed the government for "more than 300 deaths," as well as extrajudicial executions, torture and other abuses against demonstrators and opponents.
Ortega has denied the accusations and has assured that it is an attempt of "coup d'état".
The demonstrations against Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, began on April 18 due to failed social security reforms and became a requirement for the president to resign.