Tegucigalpa, (EFE).- The Nicaraguan authorities stripped the writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli of their Nicaraguan nationality, the auxiliary bishop of Managua, Silvio Báez, and the former commander of the revolution, Luis Carrión.
Also to the veteran human rights defender Vilma Núñez, former foreign minister Norman Caldera, former Sandinista magistrate Rafael Solís, former Nicaraguan ambassador to the OAS Arturo McFields, journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro and 85 other Nicaraguans accused of crimes considered “treason against the homeland”, according to a sentence of the Court of Appeals of Managua.
In the resolution, read by the presiding magistrate of the Managua Court of Appeals, Ernesto Rodríguez, it is also ordered “the immobilization and confiscation in favor of the State of Nicaragua of all real estate and companies that the defendants have registered in their favor, either in a personal capacity, or as a legal person or companies in which they participate as partners, to answer for the crimes committed.”
They are declared fugitives from justice.
Likewise, the defendants were declared fugitives from justice.
“Keep in mind the (94) accused of being traitors to the homeland for which the accessory penalties of absolute and special disqualification are imposed on them to hold public office, to hold public office on behalf of or at the service of the State of Nicaragua, as well as to hold positions of popular election and the loss of their citizen rights in perpetuity, respectively”, the sentence states.
Judge Rodríguez said that the 94 Nicaraguans had been accused by the Public Ministry for the crimes of conspiracy to undermine national integrity in real competition with the crime of spreading false news through information and communication technology. , all to the detriment of the State of Nicaragua and society.
The Managua appeals magistrates explained that they made that decision based on the “Special Law that regulates the loss of Nicaraguan nationality”, which was expeditiously approved last Thursday, as well as the Law for the Defense of the Rights of the People to Independence, Sovereignty and Self-determination for Peace, published on December 22, 2020.
The judicial authorities notified the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Supreme Electoral Council of this ruling.
The 94 stripped of their nationality
In addition to the writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, and Bishop Silvio Báez, the other Nicaraguans stripped of their nationality are the former commander of the revolution Luis Carrión, the veteran human rights defender Vilma Núñez, the former foreign minister Norman Caldera, the former Sandinista magistrate Rafael Solis.
Also Nicaragua’s former ambassador to the OAS Arturo McFields, former Vice Foreign Minister Salvador Stadthagen, academic Ernesto Medina, former Education Minister Humberto Belli, researcher Elvira Cuadra, opponents Kitty Monterrey, Eliseo Nunez, Enrique Saenz, and Edipsia Dubon.
In addition, journalists Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Sofía Montenegro, Luis Manuel Chavarría Galeano, Jennyfer Ortiz, Lucía Pineda Ubau, Patricia Orozco, Camilo de Castro, and the correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El País Wilfredo Miranda.
The list includes two former collaborators of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega: Julio López and Mónica Baltodano; human rights defenders, priests, environmentalists, Sandinista dissidents, students, businessmen, merchants, among others.
Nicaragua has been going through a political and social crisis since April 2018, which has worsened after the controversial general elections of November 7, 2021, in which Ortega was re-elected for a fifth term, fourth in a row and second together with his wife, Rosario Murillo. , as vice president, with her main contenders in prison or in exile.