Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AMERICA/NICARAGUA – “Nobody is above the Constitution”: Mgr. Mata on the new laws that repress human and political rights
Esteli – Monsignor Abelardo Mata, Bishop of the diocese of Esteli and spokesman for the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference , harshly criticized the proposal of the President, Daniel Ortega, on the latest bills because they repress the human and political rights of citizens. “With what right does he want to control the life of an entire country, when he himself is an illegitimate President? Therefore, everything he does is illegal. He has no right to be above the Constitution. He is the one who is obliged to respect the law. It is Ortega himself who has violated the law”, said Mgr. Mata in an interview with local media journalists on Tuesday 29 September.