Last Updated: June 20, 2024

Juan Carlos ORTEGA MURILLO

Position

Director at Canal 8 and Difuso Comunicaciones. Leader of the 4th of May Sandinista Movement. He has contributed to restricting freedom of expression and freedom of the media.

DoB

1982-10-17

Linked to

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.277.01.0012.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A277I%3ATOC

Official reason

Son of president Daniel Ortega and the First Lady and Vice President Rosario Murillo. Director of one of the main propaganda TV stations, Canal 8, and the leader of the 4th of May Sandinista Movement. In his position, he has contributed to restricting freedom of expression and freedom of the media. He has publicly threatened Nicaraguan businesspers...

Other Information

(Date of UN designation: 2021-08-02)

Date of listing

2021-08-02

Program information

Authority

EU

Program

Restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua

Regime

EU country specific

Target State

Nicaragua

Measures

Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1720.

Official Information

At the European Council on 21 January 2019, EU Member States condemned the muzzling of political opponents, independent media and civil society, and the use of anti-terrorist laws to repress dissenting opinions in the Republic of Nicaragua. In view of the continuing violations of human rights and civil liberties in the Republic of Nicaragua and to...

Program URL

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02019D1720-20211013