Nicaraguan opposition chief Suazo sentenced to 10 years in jail

The sentence was imposed by Decide Ulisa Tapia Silva at a court docket within the capital, Managua. He was sentenced to 5 years in jail for conspiracy to undermine nationwide integrity and an additional 5 years for spreading false information, in addition to a fantastic equal to about $1,500, the group stated.

CENIDH, the place Suazo served as a director, condemned the sentencing as unjust. It known as the listening to a “judicial farce” and claimed authorities repeatedly violated the “ensures of due course of.”

In Nicaragua, trials of opposition leaders are normally held behind closed doorways with out the presence of journalists. Solely Suazo’s protection legal professional was current on the listening to, CENIDH stated.

Suazo’s protection legal professional, Maynor Curtis, stated he’ll attraction the sentence.

Police arrested Suazo on Could 18 this yr from his dad and mom’ residence within the western metropolis of Masaya, which noticed widespread anti-government protests 4 years in the past.

Suazo was detained for nearly a yr in 2018 for taking part within the demonstrations, however was launched in 2019 beneath an amnesty regulation that pardoned protesters.