Nicaragua’s president Ortega quizzed on country’s deadly crisis

Nicaragua’s president Ortega quizzed on country’s deadly crisis

"The number of asylum applications by Nicaraguans in neighboring Costa Rica and other countries has increased exponentially", UNHCR spokesman William Spindler told reporters in Geneva.

Almost 8,000 asylum claims by Nicaraguans have been registered in Costa Rica since April and some 15,000 more have been given appointments for later registration, UNHCR reported.

The US government has also secured the return of vehicles donated to the Nicaraguan national police that have been used to suppress the protesters and cut off additional sales and donations of equipment that might be used against protesters, it said.

In a strongly worded statement, the Trump administration condemned the deadly violence against demonstrators in Nicaragua and "human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests".

"There is no sense in an early election", he said, suggesting the opposition would not accept an unfavourable result. "I think it would be a very serious precedent for the good of the country", Ortega said in an interview with Euronews' Oscar Valero.

"Nicaragua is suffering from a powerful media war; I don't see the global media doing an objective perspective on what is happening in Nicaragua", he added.

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The statement comes as Nicaragua continues to see anti-government protests, with BBC reporting that more than 300 people have died since protests against President Ortega began in April.

The Nicaraguan protesters are demanding democratic reforms after years of fraudulent elections and repression of opposition parties and independent media, the White House said.

Nicaragua "has always been a target of North American (United States) politics", and it is, for this reason, several US agencies have "prepared the people" to be against the Sandinista government, the Nicaraguan head of state said in an interview with CNN en Espanol.

MARVIN RECINOS via Getty Images Members of a paramilitary group ride through the streets of the Nicaraguan city of Masaya following clashes with anti-government protesters earlier this month.

Ortega also condemned the worldwide media campaign that "hides" facts about what is happening in Nicaragua and hides "the paramilitaries from the right-wing that kidnapped and murdered people".

"Human rights organisations are politicised, have a systematic policy against the government and push people to file complaints".

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