laws against the opposition

09 Jul: Nicaragua: MEPs demand the repeal of punitive laws against the opposition

(Source: European Parliament)

Drifting further into authoritarianism, the regime attempts to impede free and fair electionsThe EU should increase sanctions on the Nicaraguan regime

MEPs condemn restrictive laws devised to criminalise political opponents in Nicaragua and call for all arbitrarily detained political prisoners to be immediately released.

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs strongly condemn all the Nicaraguan authorities’ repressive actions, in particular the deaths caused, against democratic opposition parties and other opponents of the regime.

MEPs demand the immediate and unconditional release of all arbitrarily detained political prisoners, among them pre-presidential candidates, as well as other opposition activists, …