They condemn the expulsion of the EU ambassador from Nicaragua


Daniel Ortega’s regime has declared Bettina Muscheidt ‘persona non grata’ after demanding the release of political prisoners and the restoration of democracy.

Several dissident organizations in Nicaragua on Thursday condemned the impending expulsion from the country of European Union (EU) ambassador to Managua, Bettina Muscheidt, after she was questioned by Nicaraguan’s foreign ministry the day before. “We are addressing the people of Nicaragua and the international community to condemn the expulsion of Ambassador Bettina Muscheidt, the EU’s permanent representative in the country, on false and repeated arguments of ‘interference with national sovereignty'” , he said. a group of twelve opposition organizations in a statement.

Muscheidt’s suspected expulsion was announced by independent Nicaraguan media-in-exile, citing sources linked to the European Parliament. So far, neither Daniel Ortega’s government nor the EU delegation in the country have commented on Muscheidt’s situation in Managua.

The questioning of the ambassador to the Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs was confirmed by the spokesman for the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, Peter Stano. Muscheidt was in Nicaragua until noon on Thursday and is expected to leave the country next Saturday.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday ordered Muscheidt’s expulsion from the country after last week the EU delegation to the United Nations demanded the release of political prisoners and the return of democracy to the Nicaraguan people. Moreover, he declared her ‘persona non grata’. “The European Union calls on the Nicaraguan authorities to comply with their own obligations, the Nicaraguan Constitution and international human rights standards and laws,” the Union delegation said at the UN General Assembly last week.

“The Nicaraguan authorities must end repression, including repression against political opponents, the clergy, the independent media, civil society and human rights defenders,” he stressed.

Source: La Verdad


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