Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo’s purge in the country’s judiciary has led to the dismissal of over 900 employees within fifteen days. The dismissals include Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) magistrates, Appeals magistrates, directors, judges, secretaries, and administrative personnel at both central and local levels. Around 10% of the judiciary’s 9,000 employees have lost their jobs without receiving dismissal letters, severance pay, or addressing labor and pension fund obligations.
The purge began on October 24 with the removal of CSJ President Alba Luz Ramos by retired general commissioner Horacio Rocha through a police coup.
This news article was written by Tolase Quayum Opeyemi, a Political Scientist from Bayero University, Kano, who reports on global political discussions and current social issues for Forsige.