“They’re not penalizing a political leader, but a writer who says what he thinks. I’m a subversive writer.”
Ana Chamorro de Holmann is clearly a strong woman. At 94, she has lived through a lot of history, and suffered many misfortunes.
Gioconda Belli called the accusation against the writer, novelist & former vice-president of Nicaragua Sergio Ramírez, “shameful & vengeful.”
Despite insufficient proof, & the Prosecution failing to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt their guilt, they’re going to be found guilty.
International lawyer: as his options narrow, Ortega will have to decide between keeping them in jail, or staying in power.
“The charges against Carlos F. Chamorro, one of Nicaragua’s leading journalists, show that Ortega aims to silence critical voices at all costs,”
Carlos F. Chamorro: “This is a political trial, and all the political trials are born in El Carmen (the presidential residence / offices).”
Carlos F. Chamorro: “This threat is destined to fail, because they can never confiscate independent journalism.”
By eliminating the November elections, Ortega accelerated his crisis of legitimacy, in defiance of the national and international community.
By jailing his principal political competitors, Ortega also destroyed the legitimacy of the November elections.