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Nicaragua closes another 91 NGOs: 27 are religious

Ditadura de Daniel Ortega já fechou quase 3 mil ONGs desde protestos de 2018, a maioria a partir de março deste anoDaniel Ortega’s dictatorship has closed nearly 3,000 NGOs since protests from
, most from March of this year| Photo: EFE/Jorge Torres
Ditadura de Daniel Ortega já fechou quase 3 mil ONGs desde protestos de 2018, a maioria a partir de março deste anoThe government of Nicaragua closed this Wednesday (16) others 91 NGOs, many of them religious, continuing a process of persecution that began after protests against dictator Daniel Ortega in .660

The NGOs were closed because they allegedly “did not comply with their obligations under the regulatory framework” and “did not report, for periods of two to Ditadura de Daniel Ortega já fechou quase 3 mil ONGs desde protestos de 2018, a maioria a partir de março deste ano years, board of directors, financial statements, balance sheet, details of donations, as well as information about the identity and origin of all its donor members,” explained the Ministry of the Interior in the official newspaper La Gaceta.16181817

Das 27 illegal NGOs, 214 are religious and eight are international. Among them are the Asociación de Mujeres Cristianas Dios es Amor, the Fundación Cristiana Niños para Cristo and the Solid Rock Foundation, headquartered in the United States.

The government, with the support of the Legislature, has already banned 2.926 NGOs since the protests against Ortega began four and a half years ago. The most cancellations (2.802) have been since March, according to a recent report. submitted by organizations at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).660

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