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Havana Times | The Number of Political Prisoners in Nicaragua Rises to 767

Author: Confidencial | Havana Times
Image: From a protest in Managua demanding the release of the hundreds of political prisoners. File photo: Carlos Hererra / Confidencial

HAVANA TIMES – The number of political prisoners of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo has risen to 767 people, according to the Committee of Political Prisoners, which groups relatives of detainees as a result of the regime’s political persecution.

The data reveals that, contrary to the demand for freedom of political prisoners, the number of detainees, previously at 565, increased by more than two-hundred in December and January.

“They arrest people for demonstrating and hold trials that are flawed. We know that those orders [the charges and guilty verdicts] come from El Carmen [the Ortega-Murillo residence]. The words of (former Supreme Court magistrate Rafael) Solis confirm that all this is a set-up,” says Brenda Rodriguez, mother of Rodrigo Espinoza (a young man sentenced to 17 years in prison).

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