Saturday, May 28

Nicaraguan authorities detain an opposition presidential candidate and summon another to testify before the Prosecutor’s Office

  • Drafting
  • BBC News World

Arturo Cruz.

Image source, EPA


The opponent Arturo Cruz was arrested this Saturday when he returned from a trip to the United States.

The opposition leaders to Daniel Ortega have experienced increasing difficulties with the justice of that country this week.

This Saturday morning, the authorities arrested opposition presidential candidate Arturo Cruz and, hours later, summoned fellow opposition candidate Félix Maradiaga to testify before the Prosecutor’s Office.

Cruz was arrested upon arriving from the United States at the Augusto Sandino International Airport in Managua for “having strong indications that has attacked Nicaraguan society and the rights of the people“, according to said in a statement the Public Ministry.

Maradiaga reported that he was summoned to appear before the Prosecutor’s Office next Monday, June 7 at 11 in the morning, but that the reason has not been indicated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.