“I need to talk even if I am scared and my future and the future of my family are uncertain. I have to speak because if I do not speak, the stones will speak for me, ”he declared during the body’s telematic session.
Appointed by Oradea as OAS ambassador in October last year, McFields said he would take the stage in Nicaragua from 2018 on behalf of “more than 177 political prisoners and more than 350 casualties.”
“It is not easy to condemn the dictatorship of my country, but it is impossible to remain silent and defend what cannot be defended,” the ambassador continued.
Last November, just days before Nicaragua announced its withdrawal from the OAS, McFields revealed that he had asked the State Department to release 20 more prisoners and 20 other prisoners with mild illness, but they ignored him.
“No one in the government listens, no one speaks, I tried many times over the months, but all the doors were closed to me,” he said.
The diplomat lamented that his country had “no freedom to publish a simple tweet” and criticized the lack of human rights organizations.
However, he believed that “there is hope” because, as he puts it, “people inside and outside the government are tired of dictatorship.”
“There will be more who say enough is enough, because light is always stronger than darkness,” he said.
Ortega began his fifth term on January 10, the second time he has been vice president with his wife, Rosario Murillo, following the imprisonment of rivals and the new US and EU sanctions against the president’s relatives and cousins. .
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