Interview: Bianca Jagger

The human rights campaigner on why she called for a boycott of the Nicaraguan election and why the international community needs to do more

The World Today Published 3 December 2021 3 minute READ

Bianca Jagger

Founder and President, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation

Roxanne Escobales

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

You called on the people of Nicaragua to stay at home instead of going to the polls on November 7. Why?

In the six months leading up to the illegitimate elections on November 7, Daniel Ortega increased the brutal repression in the country – and chances for free, fair and democratic elections vanished.

There is no end to Ortega’s persecution. He punishes anyone who questions him

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