Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 15, 2022 / 09:50 am
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report Sept. 13 that condemned the regime of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, citing a “deterioration of the human rights situation.”
The report included a compilation of recent incidents in which the Nicaraguan government has attacked and repressed the Catholic Church.
Ortega, who took office in 2007, has become increasingly authoritarian since his re-election in November 2021. A brutal crackdown on protesters in 2018, the arrest and imprisonment of political opponents before the presidential election, and the repression of the Church prompted a U.N. resolution to further monitor the country.
The report, introduced before the 51st session of the UNHRC in Geneva, documented known human rights violations since March when the report was commissioned.