316 Nicaraguans have been stripped of their nationality by the Ortega governmentPublished: Feb 16, 2023 Reading time: 1 minute
316 is the sum of Nicaraguans who have been stripped of their nationality by the Ortega government, including journalists, members of civil society, priests, and political prisoners.
The National Assembly approved the Special Law Regulating the Loss of Nicaraguan Nationality as a reform to Article 21 of the Political Constitution of Nicaragua.
In this way, the Ortega government establishes that "people sentenced under the provisions of the Law for the Defense of People's Rights to Independence, Sovereignty and Self-determination for Peace, published on December 22, 2020, will lose the Nicaraguan nationality.
With this law, the immediate suspension of 222 people sentenced for committing acts that undermine the independence, sovereignty, self-determination of the people, for inciting terrorism and economic destabilization, but also for injuring the supreme interests of the nation, according to the magistrate, was ordered. Octavio Ernesto Rothschuh Andino.
Law is applied to 94 more people, including journalists and members of civil society
On February 15, the Ortega government also deprived another 94 Nicaraguans of their nationality and citizenship rights "perpetually", accused by the Public Ministry of the alleged crime of "treason against the homeland."