Bianca Jagger calls on UK to declare Nicaragua elections a sham

Bianca Jagger calls on UK government to declare presidential elections in her home country of Nicaragua a sham

  • Bianca Jagger protested against long-time president Daniel Ortega in London
  • Ortega, 75, spent a decade in power in the 1980s and returned to office in 2007
  • Ahead of this vote, he has detained his main challengers on trumped-up charges 

Bianca Jagger has called on the Government to declare tomorrow’s presidential elections in her home country of Nicaragua ‘illegitimate’.

The human rights defender protested against long-time president Daniel Ortega, who is seeking a fourth consecutive term, outside the Foreign Office in London yesterday.

Ortega, 75, spent a decade in power in the 1980s and returned to office in 2007.

The human rights defender protested against long-time president Daniel Ortega

Ahead of this vote, he has detained his main challengers on trumped-up charges.

The United States has branded him a dictator and dismissed the election as a ‘sham’. 

Mrs Jagger, president and founder of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and the former wife of rock star Sir Mick, told the Daily Mail: ‘I’m appealing to the international community to declare this sham process and its result illegitimate, and the regime of Daniel Ortega illegitimate too.

‘The Foreign Office should declare this electoral farce illegitimate and call for the immediate release of all political prisoners who are being tortured as we speak.’

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