Spanish government condemned Nicaragua’s National Assembly resolution to withdraw legal personality “to numerous Nicaraguan organizations of recognized prestige, dedicated, among other functions, to the defense and promotion of human rights”.
In a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that “full exercise and enjoyment of the freedoms of association, assembly, demonstration and expression, included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which Nicaragua is a signatory, are a essential element of democratic coexistence”.
The Executive’s note comes after last Friday, at least six NGOs and a group of media critical of the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, were registered without a court order. Previously, the Nicaraguan National Assembly had canceled the legal status of nine NGOs, including the six registered ones, on the grounds that they were part of a group of organizations that supported “the failed attempt at a coup d’état”, which is like Government defines the anti-government demonstrations that began last April and in which hundreds of dead and detainees have already been registered.
Spanish Government urges Nicaraguan authorities to “facilitate the exercise of these freedoms in the country” and “to find a lasting solution to the political, economic and social crisis affecting Nicaragua through an inclusive and committed national dialogue between the parties in conflict”.