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Bachelet denounces that the pandemic has further restricted “democratic space” in Nicaragua

July 2, 2020

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, denounced this Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic in Nicaragua’s “democratic space” has caused even greater restrictions on “sustained human rights violations” opponents and activists for whom he is the government by Daniel Ortega to open up a dialogue with civil society and the international community.

“The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has severely restricted civil and democratic space,” he said during an appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council at its 44th session, in which he provided information related to Nicaragua, among other countries.

Bachelet complained that “official speech stigmatizes people who criticize the state’s response or disseminate information that contradict official sources,” about the pandemic.

Bachelet denounces that the pandemic has further restricted “democratic space” in NicaraguaBachelet denounces that the pandemic has further restricted “democratic space” in Nicaragua

“To date, we have received complaints that at least 16 doctors have been released without following legal procedures to criticize the state’s response to the pandemic,” he said.