The Nicaraguan regime of Daniel Ortega has been criticized Wednesday by human rights organizations after pictures of the country's political prisoners were released.
According to a Venezuelan Non-Government Organization, 13 inmates deemed to be political prisoners, have been transferred from the Ramo Verde detention center to regular jailhouses for ordinary criminals, which allegedly jeopardizes the judicial review of these cases.
Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General Luis Almagro Thursday pledged he would ask the United Nations to request the exhumation and autopsy of the late Venezuelan General Raúl Baduel, who died of COVID-19 while incarcerated by the Nicolás Maduro regime for alleged political crimes.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has expressed its concern and condemns the latest acts of repression and detention of protesters reported in Nicaragua.
The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence.
Nicaragua's opposition on Wednesday called a 24-hour general strike to increase pressure on the government of President Daniel Ortega to release prisoners as agreed in peace talks between the two sides.
A U.S. citizen arrested in Venezuela in 2014 on weapons trafficking and attempted murder charges his family called trumped-up was released this week, his family said in a statement on Friday. Todd Leininger, 37, was arrested in western Tachira state where he and his Venezuelan wife were visiting his sister-in-law.
Nicaragua on Friday released 50 opposition prisoners held during nationwide protests against President Daniel Ortega, the interior ministry said, two days after the end of talks aimed at resolving a deadly year-long political crisis.
Negotiations aimed at resolving a months-long crisis in Nicaragua stalled Sunday when the opposition called on President Daniel Ortega's government to release all political prisoners before any new talks. The opposition Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy said it would “return to the negotiating table only when the government of Nicaragua provides the country with convincing signs they want to find solutions to the crisis,” which began in April 2018.
As advanced by Mercopress, Uruguay and Argentine presidents', Tabare Vazquez and Mauricio Macri open agenda surprise meeting was in effect to address the Venezuelan situation, particularly what has been described in Buenos Aires as the erratic accommodative stance to circumstances and environment, of the Vazquez administration.