Author: Juan Carlos Bow | Confidencial | Havana Times
Image: European Parliament Member Ana Gomes. Photo: Courtesy
HAVANA TIMES – Her videos captured with a cellphone are the only images available of women political prisoners in the “La Esperanza” (Hope) prison, in Tipitapa, Managua. The European MP Ana Gomes filmed them singing the national anthem and talking about their situation and that of the country. They are “very strong, very brave” women, affirmed the former Portuguese diplomat, who was surprised by the “strong state of mind” of the women.
Gomes was on the delegation of the European Parliament, which was in Nicaragua between January 22 and the 26. The members of parliament ruled out that an attempted coup d’état took place in the country, and urged the regime to release the political prisoners, stop the repression and allow the re-entry of human right organizations.