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“They Threatened to Kill Us if Nicaragua Rises Up Again”

The Nicaraguan “civic insurrection” has spawned hundreds of political prisoners and this is the welcome message they get when entering prison: “They told us that if Nicaraguans rise up civically again, they will kill all of us without even thinking about it.” Jorge Zapata poses...

Red Cross asks for clarity in its role in the release of political prisoners

Checking the list of detained protesters that will be released and returned to their families, as well as support in the logistics to achieve this task, are some of the tasks that could be performed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),...

Nicaragua political prisoners pray for a free country

Protests in Granada, Nicaraguae (ACI Prensa).- A video circulating in Spanish-language social media shows a group of political prisoners praying the Hail Mary while expressing their desire to see a free Nicaragua. The country has seen widespead protests since April against the government of Daniel Ortega. “Freedom...

At least one killed on Sunday in Nicaragua as protest tensions flare up again

Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in Managua on Sunday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead. Hundreds of protesters carrying Nicaragua’s blue and white flag massed in the eastern part...

Nicaragua’s Female Political Prisoners Suffer Inhumane Conditions

At the “La Esperanza” (Hope) prison in Tipitapa, 17 women are illegally detained. For them there is no sun light, nor phone calls from their relatives. They receive no medical attention and are considered by the prison wardens as “highly dangerous criminals.” Prison wardens treat...

Disappearances Alarms Nicaraguan Socitety

Organizations of civil society and social movements denounced a process of forced disappearances in Nicaragua by ‘paramilitaries’, mainly in Masaya, León, Jinotepe, Diriamba and Jinotega. The paramilitaries are those that execute the kidnappings and have orders to act with impunity. “According to the specialized terminology of...

French Government Corrects Minister: Cuba is not a Democracy

The French government was forced to clarify controversial comments made by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, who, on December 5, while representing France at Fidel Castro‘s funeral, stated that there are no political prisoners in Cuba. TODAY CUBA – French government spokesman Stéphane Le Foll...

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