Fundación Arias Denounces Cyber Attacks By Groups Related To The Nicaraguan Government | WABNEWS

The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in Nicaragua denounced this Monday that it is being the target of cyber attacks by groups related to the government of President Daniel Ortega and his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo. The note affirms that these attacks occurred after announcing the creation of a Tribunal of Conscience on crimes against humanity committed in Nicaragua. “From Friday to Sunday, dark followers of the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship have systematically attacked the Foundation’s social networks and we have had attempts to sabotage our computer systems,” denounced the entity’s director, Lina Barrantes, in a statement. press “urgent”. The complaint could not be independently verified so far. The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress was created in 1988 by the President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias with funds received from the Nobel Peace Prize. Its objective has been to contribute to the consolidation of just and peaceful societies. The court will begin its first sessions on Tuesday, September 8, and will study cases related to the use of sexual violence as a crime against humanity in the neighboring country, the statement explained. According to the note, the Foundation acts on behalf of the Platform for Access to Justice, which brings together a group of Nicaraguan organizations that have had to hide their identity in view of the intensification of repression in that country against human rights defenders . “The Foundation has started a compilation of the attacks by the supporters of the dictatorship as evidence to be presented before international human rights organizations,” he added. In May, the Arias Foundation denounced that the Nicaraguan government was taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to provoke “a genocide driven by criminal negligence.” The complaint was based on the fact that the Ortega government did not issue confinement measures for the coronavirus to protect the civilian population and “call festivals, popular festivals, demonstrations, and tourists.” Different international organizations, including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), have criticized the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Nicaragua.