The United States condemned the use of force against demonstrators in Nicaragua

The state Department has called on the authorities to respect the constitutional rights of the people

The United States condemned the violence against the participants of the ongoing protests in Nicaragua. “The United States government deplores the casualties and injuries in Nicaragua during the (speaking) protest held by the citizens of this country”, – reads the statement of the state Department, delivered by acting assistant Secretary of state for public diplomacy Heather Nauert.

The document emphasizes that the U.S. condemns the excessive use of force against peaceful citizens exercising their constitutional right to freedom of expression and freedom of Assembly.

“Calls for a broad dialogue involving all sectors of society in order to resolve the current conflict, to restore respect for human rights and to achieve a better, more democratic future for all Nicaraguans,” reads the document.

“We also urge the Nicaraguan government to allow journalists to work freely and to restore full broadcasting. In addition, we urge the government to allow an independent investigation and to hold accountable those responsible for the death of people”, – reads the statement of foreign policy Department of the USA.