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Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Protest

Voice of America
11 Jan 2019, 14:05 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY

Nicaraguan media say a Supreme Court justice has resigned in a scathing open letter to President Daniel Ortega.

Thursdays reports cite a letter circulating widely on social media accompanied by a photograph of judge Rafael Solis Cerdas government-issued ID. The letters authenticity could not be independently confirmed.

Solis is a long-time member of Ortegas Sandinista Front party, but his letter says Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, are dragging Nicaragua toward a civil war. He says he never expected to see history repeat itself at the hands of those who helped overthrow Nicaraguas last dictator.

Solis letter says he considered resigning last year. He says suggestions he offered Ortega on negotiating an end to the countrys political crisis, but they were disregarded.

The government did not immediately comment.

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