EU hits Nicaragua with sanctions over November election

BRUSSELS – The Ecu Union blacklisted seven more people and 3 entities in Nicaragua in reaction to November’s presidential election that Brussels and Washington mentioned was a sham, taking the collection of other folks beneath sanctions to 21.

“Those centered are liable for severe human rights violations, including repression of civil society, supporting the fraudulent presidential and parliamentary elections and undermining democracy and the rule of law,” the european said in a statement.

The ECU mentioned new commute bans and asset freezes have been imposed on family members of President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo, as well as police, the Very Best Electoral Council and the company overseeing telecommunications and postal products and services.

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