Bishops, priests and nuns imprisoned illegally or expelled from the country, churches burned, media closed or censored, civil organizations dissolved by decree, political opponents persecuted, exiled or imprisoned, families subjected to the terror of a dictator. This is the current situation in Nicaragua.
A Mexican member of our Network, Fernando Rodríguez Doval, called this situation “Nicaraguan hell“, imposed by the communist Daniel Ortega and his wife. Both have placed this country on the list of places where the Rule of law no longer exists.
What is coming? Do Nicaraguans see a way out or will the persecution worsen? What have hemispheric and international organizations done or can do to stop the barbarism of the Sandinistas? Does what happens there with that people have an impact beyond its national borders?
To answer these questions, we have organized for you the next webinar of the Transatlantic Dialogues, this Thursday, October 27, with the title “Nicaragua: freedom threatened and the persecuted Church“.
We have invited Martha Molina, lawyer, member of the Observatory for Transparency and Anti-Corruption, author of the dossier “Nicaragua: a persecuted Church?” and exiled in the United States; Lester Martinez, businessman based in Geneva, coordinator of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs of the Nicaraguan Union of Self-Conveners; and Hermann Tertsch, member of the European Parliament, journalist, member of Vox in Spain, and vice-president of the Europe-Latin America Parliamentary Assembly.
Tristan Azbej, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, will open the colloquium.
Do not miss it!
Thursday, October 27. Check the time of your country:
08:00 a.m. US-Pacific
09:00 a.m. US-Mountain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador
10:00 a.m. US-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru
11:00 a.m. US-EST, Dominican Republic, Venezuela
12:00 p.m. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
04:00 p.m. England, Ireland, Nigeria
05:00 p.m. CET: Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland
06:00 p.m. Uganda, Kenya
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