US Sanctions 3 Nicaraguan Officials

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is sanctioning three Nicaraguan officers accused of human rights abuses, election fraud and corruption.

The U.S. Division of Treasury’s Workplace of International Property Management on Thursday introduced the sanctions, which block the officers from doing enterprise with U.S. entities.

The officers are Ramon Antonio Avellan Medal, deputy director of the Nicaraguan Nationwide Police; Lumberto Ignacio Campbell Hooker, appearing president of the Nicaraguan Supreme Electoral Council; and Roberto Jose Lopez Gomez, director of the Nicaraguan Social Safety Institute.

Tons of of Nicaraguans have been killed, jailed or pressured into exile since protests in opposition to President Daniel Ortega erupted in April 2018.

Ortega officers have referred to as opposition protesters terrorists and contemplate the demonstrations tantamount to an tried coup.


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