“People supported the regime of Ordega, a regime that undermined democracy, abused the human rights of the people, enacted repressive laws with severe economic consequences, and sought to silence the independent media.” In a statement to the Treasury Department.
Apart from Ordega Murillo, the daughter of President and Vice President Rosario Murillo and the coordinator of the National Creative Economic Commission, three other people close to Ordega were allowed in.
They are Leonardo Ovidio Reyes Ramres, chairman of the Central Bank; Edwin Ramon Castro Rizera, deputy to the National Assembly; And Julio Modesto Rodriguez Palladres, Managing Director of the Military Social Security Agency (IPSM), the public investment fund of the Nicaraguan Army.
These four treasuries are listed by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), with which all assets and assets held by them within the U.S. jurisdiction are barred from any transaction involving US individuals and companies.
Four opposition leaders interested in the November 7 presidential election in Nicaragua have been detained in recent days as Ortega could contest for a fourth term.
Washington said Tuesday that the detainees had confirmed the Nicaraguan president as a “dictator” and that the international community should “treat him like that”.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday demanded the release of imprisoned opposition candidates for the presidency of Nicaragua, his spokesman said.
Guterres “is very concerned about the recent arrests and the invalidation of opposition leaders’ candidatures in Nicaragua,” spokesman Stephen Dujarric told a daily news conference.