The Government of Nicaragua denies entry to the country to an OAS mediating commission

MADRID, Sep. 15 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Government of Nicaragua has rejected this Sunday the entry into the country of the members of the High Level Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) that were going to move to the country on Monday to try to mediate in the political crisis in the The country is mired.

“The General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners, in accordance with article 6 of the Political Constitution of the Republic of Nicaragua and article 93 of Law 761, General Law on Migration and Foreigners, makes the knowledge that, as of the date, no it is authorized to enter Nicaragua nor can they be approached on their airlines to Nicaragua, “the members of the OAS High Level Commission.

The Government of Nicaragua denies entry to the country to an OAS mediating commission
The Government of Nicaragua denies entry to the country to an OAS mediating commission

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights IACHR has lamented the decision of the Nicaraguan Government and the Government of Argentina has condemned the measure. Meanwhile, the Colombian Government has urged the Nicaraguan authorities to “respect the decision of the OAS General Assembly” and authorize the entry of the diplomatic mission.

The OAS itself has expressed its “discomfort” by Managua's decision to veto entry to the commission, composed of representatives from Argentina, Canada, the United States, Jamaica and Paraguay, as well as a representative from the OAS itself.

“The Commission underlines its decision to continue with the tasks entrusted to it by the General Assembly in view of the deterioration of democratic institutions and human rights in Nicaragua and calls on the Nicaraguan Government to review its position and allow it to enter the country to carry out its mandate “, concludes the note of the OAS.

Nicaragua experienced its biggest political crisis in 2018 in years after protests broke out in April against a controversial social security reform. More than 300 people died and several hundred were arrested in what has been the biggest challenge to Ortega in his fifteen years of government.

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