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Europe seeks sanctions as talks resume in Nicaragua

Friday, March 15, 2019

The European Parliament has approved a strongly worded resolution criticizing the Nicaraguan government on human rights and calling for sanctions.

The resolution asks the European Union External Action Service and member nations for “targeted and individual sanctions” such as visa bans and asset freezes against Nicaragua and “individuals responsible for human rights abuses.”

Thursday’s resolution came as talks between President Daniel Ortega’s government and the opposition group Civic Alliance resumed in Managua.
Opposition delegates to the talks are demanding the release of hundreds of people considered political prisoners, The Associated Press reports.