HAVANA TIMES – One day after maintaining its ban on all civic protest in Nicaragua, the first lady, vice president and coordinator and spokesperson for the government of her husband, Daniel Ortega, held a commemoration related to International Human Rights Day celebrated around the globe on December 10th.
Below, we present the full press note published on the official website el19digital.com, run by Murillo.
Comrade Rosario Murillo Highlights Commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Monday, December 10, 2018 | The 19 Digital
The vice president of Nicaragua, comrade Rosario Murillo, highlighted on Monday the commemoration in our country of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was celebrated in the National Assembly, with the reading of a proclamation listing the progress made in its observance by the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity.
Comrade Rosario Murillo highlighted the activity where representatives of the Government participated, and where it was reported how it has been working for the respect of human rights, the dignity and value of the human being in all areas; health, education, food security, public services, public policies aimed at equal opportunity and a better quality of life of the people.
She emphasized the presentation of foreign minister Denis Moncada, who would read a communiqué on these issues, with special emphasis on the failed coup attempt that was defeated by the Nicaraguan people, and which had represented a violation of human rights and wanted to violate the Constitution and laws of Nicaragua.
Highlighting the words of foreign minister Denis Moncada, comrade Rosario Murillo said that “this coup attempt with interventionist funding and support, caused serious economic damage, destruction, terrorism disguised with simulated peaceful protests, atrocious murders of citizens, police, fires at public and private property, assaults, kidnappings, rapes, extortions, tortures, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, violating the Human Rights of Nicaraguans, the Political Constitution, the laws and the International Instruments on Human Rights.”
“Our Foreign Minister not only presented the advances of our people with this government of Christianity and Solidarity, but also denounced how the attempted coup d’état financed with interventionist support represented a violation of the human rights of Nicaraguans, the Constitution, the laws and international instruments and the conventions on human rights,”she stressed.