Nicaragua’s bishops warn of Sandinista human rights violations
Catholic World News - August 06, 2014
The bishops of Nicaragua warned that “unjust detentions” and “unexplained disappearances” have taken place recently in some areas of the country.
Gunmen attacked supporters of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party on July 19, killing five and wounding 24. In a July 31 statement, the bishops reiterated their “absolute condemnation of such terrorist acts.”
The bishops called upon the police and army to “identify the real perpetrators” and not to apply “any pressure, intimidation, torture and violence against anyone.”
The bishops also noted that in recent weeks, a “situation of persecution, unjust detentions, unexplained disappearance of persons, terror, and death” has emerged in some places.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($11,636 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!