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Parliament Nicaragua of ten ngos legal status

The parliament is in Nicaragua this week ten burgerrechtengroeperingen the criticism exerted on the policies of president Daniel Ortega their legal status as non-governmental organizations (ngo) has declined. Without that status, they may not have bank accounts, receive funding, or projects.

According to pro-government parliamentarians wanted the organizations of a coup against Ortega to organize.

International human rights organizations say, however, that the groups be penalized, because they are demanding for human rights violations by the police and the army during the months-long unrest that the Central American country since the spring hit the country. This fell to approximately 450 deaths. Also there are hundreds of people trapped.

“We’re not going away,” said Vilma Nunez, president of the Nicaraguan Centre for human Rights (Cenidh), that its status is lost. “I will all the energy I have to use this offices to defend.”

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