the political prisoner Jaime Enrique Navarrete Blandon He reaches his 38th birthday imprisoned in maximum security cells of the Jorge Navarro Penitentiary System, known as “La Modelo”, in Tipitapa.
In interview with Article 66, Margine Blandón lamented that this is the fifth time that the opponent reaches another year of life as a prisoner of conscience of the Daniel Ortega regime.
Navarrete was kidnapped for the first time in 2018 and sentenced to 24 years in prison, allegedly for having murdered a paramilitary, however he benefited from the controversial Amnesty Law, leaving on June 10, 2019.
However, that freedom was one of the shortest against a political prisoner, because on July 24 of the same year he was again captured and charged with the crimes of possession of psychotropic drugs, other controlled substances and illegal possession of weapons.
«This is a sad day because my son reaches another birthday unjustly imprisoned. My son is a good man; He is a person with a good heart, generous, charitable, who prefers not to eat himself in order to help someone else. He hurts me because he is a great man and does not deserve to be there, “said the mother of the political hostage.
The second arbitrary arrest of which Navarrete Blandón has been a victim is described by his mother as unfair, not only for her son, but for all imprisoned opponents, “because God gave us free will to have our own thoughts and our own opinions.”
“But my son is not alone, I am there, they have me the same — prey — because there is not a day or a second that I am not thinking about what he is doing, how he will be, if he is eating, if he is in good health,” Blandón said. She is the mother of two children, but she claims to feel incomplete knowing that Jaime Navarrete is imprisoned for the second time by the Ortega dictatorship.
“I demand my son’s freedom”
Regarding the three-and-a-half-year sentence imposed on Navarrete by Ortega judge Melvin Vargas García, of the Seventh Criminal District Court of Managua, his mother affirms that he has faith and hope that he will soon be released.
The prisoner of conscience has a 14-year-old daughter. He used to sell Mexican-American food in front of his house in Managua; His dream —according to his mother— was to open a restaurant. «I demand his freedom, because that imprisonment is unjust. I think he should never have gotten to that place,” he concluded.
On September 28, 2020, the extraordinary cassation hearing in favor of Navarrete was held in the hearing room of the Supreme Court of Justice, but on February 18, 2021, the lawyer Eber Acevedo, defender of the political prisoner, was notified that the orteguista justice failed there is no room for appeal.
The Nicaraguan regime keeps more than 190 political prisoners behind bars. Most opponents have been prosecuted for common crimes or for alleged “treason against the fatherland.”