Se han reportado varias muertes, muchas lesiones y daños extensos a la propiedad en medio de extensas manifestaciones y contramovilizaciones en varias áreas de Nicaragua desde que se anunciaron reformas al sistema de seguridad social hace unos días.
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“Canada and the EU know that advancing gender equality is essential for both our economic prosperity, and to global peace and security.
Several deaths, many injuries and extensive damage to property have been reported amid extensive demonstrations and counter-mobilisations in various areas of Nicaragua since reforms to the social security system were announced a few days ago.
The European Union expresses its condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. Violence is unacceptable; differences can only be resolved through inclusive dialogue. Protests need to be conducted peacefully, and public security forces must act with maximum restraint.
The upcoming elections in Afghanistan will be key for democracy in the country. Afghan citizens will be given the opportunity to exercise their fundamental human right to vote and to influence their country’s future.
In the past week, voter registration centres in Ghor, Nangarhar and in Badghis province, as well as today in Kabul and in Baghlan province have been targeted by terrorist attacks, killing and injuring many.
The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wishes a prompt recovery to the injured.