New onslaught of the Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua. In a very summary procedure, Judge Ernesto Rodríguez, president of the Court of Appeals, has announced the stripping of the nationality and assets of 94 exiles, whom he has declared "fugitives".
Among the new accused of "traitors to the homeland", like the 222 exiled to the US, are prominent figures in Nicaraguan politics and society, such as the writer Sergio Ramírez, who was vice president in the first stage of government of Daniel Ortega, and the Archbishop of Managua, Monsignor Silvio José Báez, exiled in Miami after the intervention of Pope Francis.
The poet Gioconda Belli, the human rights defender Vilma Núñez, the journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro (brother of the pre-candidates Cristiana and Pedro Joaquín, released last week), the sociologist Sofía Montenegro and Arturo McFields, former ambassador to the Organization of American States, they appear on the new presidential "black list", which includes the withdrawal of their citizenship rights "perpetually" and the disqualification from holding public office.
"Everything to guarantee social peace, independence, sovereignty and peace for Nicaraguans," stressed the judge in a television broadcast to the nation, with the same paraphernalia as last week. The magistrate informed the rest of the revolutionary powers that the condemned "are no longer Nicaraguans."
Journalists like Lucía Pineda, peasant leaders like Chica Ramírez, priests like Uriel Vallejos, activists like Mónica Baltodano, politicians like Kitty Monterrey and even Berta Valle, the wife of former presidential candidate Félix Maradiaga, appear on this latest list of Sandinistas.
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