Treasury Places Sanctions on Nicaragua Attorney General

The officials seized the properties of deported political opponents and deeded them to new owners.

The Treasury Department has sanctioned the Attorney General of Nicaragua for her role in aiding the governmental suppression of Nicaraguan protesters and political opponents.

Thousands of people have spoken out against Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, who has held the office since 2007. However, the government’s response to these protesters has grown more concerning in recent years, including the deportation of 222 political prisoners in 2023. After the prisoners were removed from the country, their Nicaraguan citizenship was revoked, and Attorney General Wendy Urbina seized the buildings they owned and gave them to government allies.

“The Attorney General of Nicaragua, in concert with the Ortega-Murillo regime, has exploited her office to facilitate a coordinated campaign to suppress dissent by seizing property from government political opponents without a legal basis,” said Under Secretary Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson. “The United States reiterates its enduring support for the Nicaraguan people, who continue to bravely reject the authoritarianism of President Ortega and his inner circle.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Nelson as he oversees the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Janet Yellen as she heads the Treasury Department.
  • For U.S. officials to be discerning as they seek to influence the foreign leaders of other nations.

Sources: Treasury Department


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