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News from Nicaragua – Political Prisoner Trials

August 17, 2018

Trials of political prisoners continue behind closed doors

All independent media and human rights groups banned from court proceedings

The initial hearing of the trial of Medardo Mairena, Pedro Mena and Silvio Pineda, leaders of the Campesino Movement and accused of the murder of four police officers in Morrito, Río San Juan (among other crimes), took place amid the rejection of hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans who marched in different cities to protest the illegal arrests and prosecutions against opponents of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

The Sixth Criminal District judge, Henry Morales Olivares, did not allow the independent media to enter the hearing, nor did he authorize the entry of national human rights organizations. However, it did allow the official media to make videos, photographs, and how much resource material they wanted.  Morales Olivares also did not endorse the presence of the members of the Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (Meseni) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) and the team of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OACNUDH), who like on August 14, at the trial of Brandon Lovo and Glen Slate (accused of the murder of journalist Ángel Gahona), they waited without luck for the authorization that allowed their entry.

The judge began the initial hearing by listing the criminal charges against the accused. They were: murder, terrorism, organized crime, simple kidnapping, obstruction of public services to the detriment of Nicaraguan society.  Mairena, Mena and Pineda’s defense lawyer, Julio Montenegro, filed an exception and an incident, and requested legal medical assessment for the detainees, as they received information that the campesino leaders were being tortured in the La Modelo penitentiary system in Managua.

Their trial hearing is scheduled for next October first, confirmed lawyer Montenegro.

Oral and “public” trial of Brandon and Glen begins

On August 14, the oral and “public” trial began against Brandon Lovo and Glen Slate, accused of murdering journalist Ángel Gahona. In the same way that happened in the process of the peasant leaders, access to the IACHR, representatives of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh), independent media, and relatives of those named, was denied by the Sixth Criminal District Judge. of Judgment, Ernesto Rodríguez.  “We understood that it is a public hearing and therefore there would be no difficulty to enter,” said Denise Cook, coordinator of the Meseni, on behalf of the IACHR.  “The trial began at ten in the morning, culminating 12 hours later, with only a two-hour break from two in the afternoon. The Public Prosecutor accused both young people of the death of Gahona, despite the fact that witnesses, neighbors and relatives of the victim, insisted that the person responsible was a policeman who was inside the municipal mayor’s office, and not the two boys.

At the preparatory hearing, the Office of the Prosecutor did not request the exclusion of evidence. However, when the defense of the young people asked for exclusion, alleging illegality and impertinence, the judge justified each one, and it seemed that “the judge was one more defender,” according to Amy García, a lawyer for both young people.  Garcia Curtis told CONFIDENCIAL that the process against his defendants is flawed. He explained that although the evidence presented by the Prosecutor’s Office lacked veracity and logic, the judge admitted them without reservation.  The Prosecutor’s Office presented a report in which it detailed that the shot that killed Gahona came out of a spellbinding weapon. In this regard, Garcia Curtis, indicated that according to a ballistics technician, who consulted and did not allow entry to refute this version, a handgun has neither the precision nor the scope to kill a person, and less at a distance of one hundred meters.  “If a patented weapon has a possibility of reaching thirty meters to be lethal, the spell weapon is far away to cause damage,” said the lawyer.  One of the witnesses, Adolfo Morales Vanegas, pointed to Lovo, as one of the young men who was wounded the night of Gahona’s death, and whom an officialist journalist, named María Victoria, blamed for the death of Gahona.  Francisco Bravo, also a witness of the Prosecutor’s Office, and who was the driver of a patrol that night, said that when he transferred one of the officers who was allegedly wounded that night, he also heard how María Victoria “told some boys that, if they had not fired, Gahona would not have died. ”  García Curtis pointed out the manipulation of the Prosecutor’s Office in the presentation of witnesses who clearly “have a script” prepared to point out the accused as the culprits. He explained that Maria Victoriano pointed directly to Lovo, but shouted to many young people who witnessed the event that night.  “She did not accuse him. He told several boys. The witness says he recognizes who she accused and points to the injured. Of course, the injured is my client, someone who has had a media campaign to blame him, “said the lawyer.

The lawyer also denounced the threats she has suffered from people who have called and written by text message, to desist from defending both young people. The last communication was made prior to the start of the oral trial.  It was a direct threat. “Lawyer, may appear and stay in the networks, but not always in life, remember that it is borrowed,” was the message received by the lawyer, who said he will not back down in his struggle to go the full distance to defend Lovo and Slate. The trial of both young people will continue this August 16. The process of presenting witnesses and evidence is in the court of the Office of the Prosecutor. Then it will be the turn of the defense. They do not want to be naked

In the judgment of Gonzalo Carrión, legal director of Cenidh, the fact that the judiciary continues to deny entry to human rights defenders and independent media, reveals that they hide much and fear that in the presence of the media, the accused may be encouraged to take the floor, which is part of their rights, and report any type of abuse or violation of their human rights.

“They only show it to their media. Not because it is a sample of an open public hearing. The visible ill-treatment, as it was possible to see Medardo, could allow any journalist the possibility to ask the defendant and the government does not want to take the risk that the accused says he is subjected to torture”, said Carrión. The legal director of Cenidh, recalled the case of the massacre of July 19, in which one of those sentenced to more than 100 years, pointed out and denounced his torturer. Carrión said that in addition to being able to expose this, independent media, which are not sheep of the regime, could see the farce of the trial, and the inconsistency in the content of an accusation.

“Independent media have information on how the events actually happened. . They could even disrupt the farce and the lie of the processes. That is why the Judiciary has a lot to hide,” Carrión insisted. In conclusion, the legal director of Cenidh, stressed that the Government has used this type of censorship for many years, and that this is the nature of the dictatorship. “All the cases of political prisoners have been devoid of publicity. That is a contradiction in view because the trials are, oral and public, are made in public hearings, and there is no reason to justify the absence of oversight”,  he concluded.


David Hogg’s Collectivist Disinformation Rant!

March 26, 2018

Liberal Ignorance and Myopathy on Display!

By: Gary Hardee

Published: March 26, 2018

Hogg destroys his own argument when he said that he doesn’t want to keep anyone from exercising their Second Amendment rights. How can that be when he doesn’t want to repeal current laws that do “infringe” on it already while at the same time advocate more laws further “infringing” on a person’s right to keep and bear arms?

Just imagine what a field day the communist/collectivist/leftist liberals would have had decades ago when the gun-grabbers first pushed upon us federal laws if the founders and writers of the Bill of Rights had written “rifles” or “flintlocks” or “muskets” or “dry-power arms” instead of just “arms” in the Second Amendment!

Not only has he no grasp or understanding of the purpose(s) of the 2nd Amendment, he actually sides against a person’s essential right to be armed at any and all times.

The successful shooting and murder of the unarmed at MSDHS clearly dramatizes the fact that leftist/communist liberals have been extremely successful in making sitting ducks out of our most vulnerable citizens. Such shooting galleries are specifically created by the very infringements that Hogg claims he is not seeking! Master Hogg! You can’t have it both ways!

Parents! Please, let this be a lesson to you all! Hogg is very symbolic of the product of government school indoctrination supported at home by parents who themselves are products of collectivist indoctrination. Hogg’s parents are radicalized leftist Democrat Party collectivists. They “support” their son’s “leadership” and involvement in this campaign because of his youth and peer associations. Hogg’s “leadership” on “this issue” is deliberately pumped by the establishment/globalist and pro-U.N. agents imbedded not only at the U.N. and prominent globalist think-tanks (tax-exempt of course) but by the hordes of college professors, academicians, the vast majority of government paid teachers and all the equally paid-off or sympathetic media mouthpieces we see on “mainstream media” (MSM).

The victims of this campaign will be expanded to those very participants who “think” they are going to make their lives safer by “passing another set of laws” while only sheepishly admitting that Nikolas Cruz broke many existing laws to do what he succeeded at doing.

The gun-grabbing Insiders intend to convert the United States into just another province of a global oligarchy of morphing tyrannical powers. It is just what the power class does

The Insider power class created the system of “free” government “public” schools and then made it mandatory under penalty of law that you send your offspring to them for their indoctrination and our parents and grandparents didn’t know. They knew nothing about Horace Mann or John Dewey, let alone the likes of James McKeen Cattell, G. Stanley Hall, Charles H. Judd and James Earl Russell.

Many public school teachers today have never even heard of these men or have a clue how they themselves are contributing to our nation’s demise. They are the lab technicians – putting our children in their petri dish full of collectivist fungus – yet they feign shock at the outcomes? Never blaming themselves, they clamor for “more money” for education and vote for candidates who promise more of the private sector’s production to pay for the next cleverly named “program”(you pick it)! They don’t even care how much public debt they place upon their charges (young students) through deficit spending that requires we borrow money the government doesn’t have to still NOT fix the problem! It is absolutely INSANE! (sorry for the caps).

We are in seriously deep doo-doo! Besides voting out every Democrat and leftist on our ballots at every opportunity, we must ourselves file to be on the ballot and make our campaigns an eye-opening educational one! Tell people to turn off the TV and start their own serious education which so readily available on YouTube alone! This war cannot be left to the ego-driven opportunist that wets his finger to see which way the “popular winds” are blowing. WE must change the direction of those winds by becoming much more fully informed!

Yes! Remove your children from public schools. Demand vouchers from your county government for each of your children. YOU can better direct your own children’s education based on your own growing knowledge of our history and the pressing issues we are all facing as a nation. If vouchers are not available, run for the office that can make that happen! You will have substantial support but you must be a good salesman for the cause! Know your subject! The info is out there in spades! Don’t be shy or frightened! The next generation is in OUR hands.


Exploring the Rationalizations of the PC Wilderness

February 10, 2018

Does Biology Have Meaning Anymore?

By: Gary Hardee

Published: February 9, 2018

These are the days of equality. Or so we are told ad nauseam – high, low, left and right! Right? Times when women are no different than men and men are no different than women and we can be anything, at any time. That’s what feminism, genderism and multiculturalism claim they want: to be respected and liberated; to be free to be oneself regardless of “differences,” right? You need look no further than all of our government subsidized institutions of higher learning to find the “motherload” source, the brightest and best-paid “sociologists” and “think tank” revolutionaries serving it up to the youth of our nation and it is not hard to see the results. Of course we can look elsewhere and find “pushers,” but the supporting cast is almost anywhere you look.

In fact, today, you can claim to be whatever “sex” or “neutral sex” you wish to be based solely on your feelings today and change your gender tomorrow based on how you feel then.

Surely you are up on the new way of thinking. The new Political Correctness! The new “rights” being pushed throughout the world claim to “liberate” people from the rigidity of “old-world ways.” They are plastered as headline “news.” Respect is mandated in obligatory “gender study” courses in government subsidized schools. It’s the “new norm.” And you better comply!

After all, “peoplekind” can’t be allowed to remain constrained by old traditional values and norms. “Freedom” demands a much broader vision of the world and nature as a whole. We cannot control our biological predispositions for which we are not responsible but must claim our freedom to be what we feel we are, not what we appear to be.

Songs like, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” are too old fashioned and offensive now, especially to those biological homosapiens born with wombs. Can’t call them girls anymore! Not PC!

Besides, isn’t it great that now, if “Men Just Want to Have Fun” too, we can? Nope! That would also not be PC.

If God made Lesbians (gay females), Gay “males,” Bisexuals, Trans genders, Queers, Asexuals, Nonsexuals, Multisexuals, Metrosexuals, Nongendered and a host of “other” sexes, then didn’t He (oops, It) also make perverts, pedophiles, polygamists and predators? Why are they being prejudged? Aren’t they as entitled to the same respect to their feelings to be what they feel they “are?” These same acolytes just love “diversity” and “multiculturalism,” right? If it is their Holy Grail, then shouldn’t antidiscrimination laws also apply equally to Aliens, Minorities, Majorities, Immigrants, Natives, Illegals, Cultured, Uncultured, Intelligent, Unintelligent, Informed, Uninformed, the criminal and the violent religious zealots alike? Aren’t they all due their same feelings and fully equal respect?

If today I felt like God made me an uncultured, bisexual, polygamist black religious zealot pedophile nudist, then why am I not accepted as an equal in a liberated society when government is protecting everyone else’s “diversity” and “multiculturalism?”

Multiculturalism imposes divisions and segregates each into their own “special interest” group, so they can exclaim they are the victim of a “society, full of unaccepting bigoted, sexist racists!” A claim hurled at anyone who would just rather not associate or have anything to do with them. Forced acceptance is their demand and government is their sword. Collectivism is their chariot. And you better smile and be happy about it or else you will lose your promotion or your job, be expelled from school, be featured in your local media as a nonconformist heretic and probably be unwelcome at most church or civic organizations.

Can you say: The tyranny of the minority? If, by my choice today, I am now in the minority, then why can’t I too be a tyrant? Why should I be made to suffer recriminations for who I choose to feel like today?

Don’t you see God working through this uber liberating “movement”?

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