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Flor Ramírez, “the lady of the huipil”, seeks asylum in the United States

Flor de María Ramírez, better known as “the lady of the huipil”, reported this Saturday through social networks that, after having crossed the border between Mexico and the United States, she would surrender to the US authorities to request asylum in the North American country. .

“Let’s give ourselves up. We already crossed. We are in North American territory. I never wanted to go into exile, but here we are. Long live free Nicaragua. Freedom for our political prisoners,” said Ramírez through a video released on the social networks of the Boletín Ecológico portal.

The citizen fled the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, after actively participating in the social protests that began in April 2018. In Nicaragua, according to reports from CONFIDENTIALRamirez suffered constant police siege outside his home, She was detained on at least five occasions by police agents and was brutally beaten by people related to the Ortega regime.

Doña Flor, as she was affectionately known, 65 years old, began her participation in the protests on April 20, 2018. In August of that same year, she decided to support the marches wearing a blue and white huipil, in honor of a young woman who was arrested that month for dancing folklore at a sit-in outside the Central American University (UCA).

In September 2018, Ramírez was arrested for the first time by the Police of the Ortega regime. On that occasion, a police officer yelled at her: “If you don’t shut up, I’m going to shoot you and I’m going to make you disappear,” while they took her to the facilities of the Directorate of Judicial Assistance, known as El Chipote, where they photographed her and threatened her. to stop protesting.

In January 2021, Ramírez denounced that the constant police siege outside his home was such that he could not even work. He had a sewing business in his home, which he had to close, because the clients stopped coming because the police officers detained, persecuted and harassed them when they came to order a job from him.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in August 2021, granted precautionary measures in favor of Ramírez. On that occasion, the Nicaraguan Never Again Human Rights Collective, which was the body that processed the measures for the “lady in the huipil,” indicated that Ramírez’s physical integrity and life were in “extreme seriousness and risk” due to the “constant siege, threats, persecution and physical aggression, which have undermined his personal, physical and psychological integrity, in addition to his fundamental freedoms.”

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