Nicaragua Slams UN High Commissioner Statements

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In a press release, the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry made its strongest protest against these statements

The Nicaraguan government called as biased the declarations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the socio-political crisis which is still raging in the country.

In a press release, the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry made its strongest protest against these statements.

They argue that a law passed here against money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction could label as terrorist those who demonstrate peacefully’.

We strongly reject this gross manipulation by the High Commissioner (….) of the sovereign right and obligation of the State of Nicaragua to legislate in accordance with international conventions and treaties to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism.

In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out that by questioning the above-mentioned law, the High Commissioner becomes complicit in actions that Nicaraguan law as a responsible State condemns.

According to the government, the purpose of the law is to combat the scourge of money laundering, organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorism.

The Executive considers that the above-mentioned statements by the High Commissioner make him an accomplice in the actions of terrorist groups that have carried out, assassinated Nicaraguans and destroyed our country, the text underscores.

Likewise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounces that these actions are aimed at overthrowing a constitutional government, democratically elected by the people.

‘Questioning and manipulating Nicaragua’s sovereign right and political will to strengthen its legal, technical and operational capacities is against the principles of the United Nations Charter and the international legal order,’ the text adds.

In turn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for the cessation of such statements and manipulations which do nothing to create the necessary climate for dialogue among Nicaraguans.


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