The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday that in Nicaragua “there have been more innocent people murdered by (Daniel) Ortega than by (Nicolás) Maduro in Venezuela” in relation to the crisis that It crosses the Central American country, which already leaves more than 350 dead according to human rights organizations.

The United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. File photo

Haley’s statements coincide with the position of the spokesman of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, who on Tuesday denounced the violations of the fundamental rights of Nicaraguans for the repression perpetrated by police and pro-government paramilitary groups.

The diplomat, who is a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, said that “human rights and democracy” must return in Nicaragua. She also said that the “Western Hemisphere should be free of dictators,” in reference to the countries of Latin America.

Against the civilian population of Nicaragua “a wide range of human rights violations are being committed, including extrajudicial executions, torture, arbitrary arrests and violations of the right to freedom of expression of persons,” the staff of the Rights Office informed. UN Human Rights in Nicaragua.

Article originally appeared on Today Nicaragua and is republished here with permission.


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