Carter Center Condemns Treatment of Cristiana Chamorro

(En español)

ATLANTA (June 3, 2021) — The Carter Center condemns the government of Nicaragua’s actions against opposition presidential contender Cristiana Chamorro, who has been denied due process of law for unsubstantiated charges, stripped of her right to compete for public office, and detained incommunicado under house arrest. 

This is the latest attempt by the government to manipulate the electoral process and represents a grave threat to the prospects for credible and inclusive presidential and national assembly elections in November.

The Carter Center calls on the Ortega government to release all political prisoners; put an end to its harassment of opposition candidates; allow freedom of association, assembly, and expression; and commit to credible, competitive elections that provide for full participation for all Nicaraguans.


Carter Center condena el trato a Cristiana Chamorro


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