The Government of Ecuador today condemned the acts of violence that occurred in Nicaragua and urged the Government of Managua to implement recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that seek the restoration of peaceful coexistence in that country.
Ecuador “condemns the acts of violence in Nicaragua that have caused numerous deaths and hundreds of wounded, while requiring the immediate cessation of the climate of belligerence in that country,” the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said in an official statement.
In addition, the Ecuadorian government urged Nicaragua to “implement as soon as possible the recommendations of the report presented by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH)” on the crisis in the Central American country.
The IACHR estimated that 212 people died during the protests, in addition to another 9 warned by the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh).
With the exception of Venezuela, the countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) supported the report of the IACHR, which pointed out to the Ortega government the death toll, the 1,337 injured and 507 people deprived of their liberty during the conflict.
Based on that report, the Ecuadorian Government condemned the acts of violence and called for restoring peace.
“Resuming the process of dialogue in Nicaragua is the only way to resolve the differences,” said the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry’s letter after calling for guarantees of respect for the human rights of the population. (I)