CNA Staff, Oct 13, 2020 / 10:01 am
The Archdiocese of Managua has expressed its concern over new threats to freedom and personal safety in Nicaragua, and urged the country's board of elections "to guarantee free elections" in 2021.
In an Oct. 5 statement the archdiocesan Justice and Peace Commission warned of "new threats to freedom", in response to bills introduced in the National Assembly aimed at "protecting national sovereignty."
Regarding the general election scheduled for Nov. 7, 2021, it said that "elections must first have the necessary and adequate conditions," including freedom of information.
"Citizen participation is unthinkable without the necessary information provided by independent media, which are increasingly being harassed."