A night of terror: The hunt down of political opposition in the eve of the Nicaragua election

“The increase in the number of incidents and the level of violence against political prisoners, independent journalists and political opponents has been the trademark in these days,” according to the Blue and White Monitoring.

On the evening of Saturday, 6 November 2021, civil society organizations reported the arrest of 11 citizens in different cities around the country. Among them, Esterlin Soriano González, council person for the Constitutionalist Liberal Party in the Cinco Pinos municipality, department of Chinandega.

Mr. Soriano was arrested at 07:00 PM by police officers. “They broke into our home without a warrant”, said a relative of the detainee.


Mr. Yaser Muhamar was arrested in Managua during the morning hours, his mother and brother confirmed. According to family members this young man was driven to a local police station after police officers told him they suspected “a possible attempt against peace.” His relatives demand his immediate release and that the National Police respects his physical integrity.

The Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy reported the arrest of Nidia Barbosa in Nindirí, department of Masaya.


This civil organization said that «harassment, surveillance, threat, intimidation, harassment, physical attacks, and the arbitrary arrests of their municipal and departmental leaders persist in Morrito and San Miguel (eastern border of Lake Nicaragua), Masaya (Midsection of the country), Corinto (West of Nicaragua) and Ocotal» (near the Honduran border).

According to a report from the Blue and White Monitoring network, between Friday 5 November, and Saturday 6 November, the Nicaraguan Police harassed 11 citizens, raided 6 houses, and arrested 11 political opponents of President Daniel Ortega.


This civil organization pointed out «that in these days the increase in the number of incidents, and the level of violence against political prisoners, independent journalists and people identified as opponents has been the tone.»


According to their follow up, the government of Daniel Ortega has «focused repression to reinforce the de facto state of siege, and to suffocate any protest or calls to not vote on November 7.”

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Noticias más leídas

Confiscan 2 propiedades para construir planta solar en Ciudad Dario Matagalpa

by Redacción Intertextualjunio 21, 2024

Sobre los terrenos de dos propiedades que confiscan el Ministerio de Energía y Minas (MEM), se construirá en la comarca El...

Violencia de género una realidad que enfrentan las mujeres en Nicaragua y es mismo Estado que lo normaliza

by Redacción Intertextualjunio 21, 2024

La violencia de género es un problema grave que afecta a muchas mujeres a nivel mundial, se trata de un...

Coalición Nicaragua Lucha insta a trabajar en un proceso de justicia transicional sin impunidad

by Redacción Intertextualjunio 21, 2024

“Un camino hacia la restauración democrática y vigencia de derechos humanos” fue el nombre del evento paralelo que se llevo...

Mas 750 mil nicaragüenses han salido del país afirman defensores de derechos humanos

by Redacción Intertextualjunio 20, 2024

El Colectivo de Derechos Humanos "Nicaragua Nunca Más", sostiene que mas de 750 mil nicaragüenses han salido del país desde...

Iván Acosta ex Ministro de Hacienda engrosa lista de traicionados por Daniel Ortega en Nicaragua

by Redacción Intertextualjunio 20, 2024

El funcionario Iván Acosta Montalván, ahora ex Ministro de Hacienda y Crédito Público de Nicaragua fue destituido de su cargo,...

Productores de plátanos en Rivas esperan un invierno moderado para sus plantaciones

by Redacción Intertextualjunio 20, 2024

Productores de plátanos de las diferentes del departamento de Rivas al sur de Nicaragua, aseguran que están listos para lidiar...