The political prisoner Jaime Navarrete brazier He remains imprisoned in the Jorge Navarro Penitentiary System, known as “La Modelo”, in Tipitapa, despite the fact that he has already served a sentence of three years and six months, for the alleged crimes of possession of psychotropic narcotics, other controlled substances and illegal possession of weapons. The established sentence ended on January 24, 2023.
The ortega judge, Melvin Vargas Garcia, of the Seventh Criminal Trial District Court of Managua; he had handed down the sentence. Eight days have passed and his family is still distraught, but with the hope that he will be released.
«My son has already served his sentence (…) We are still waiting for his freedom. We continue to believe and trust that God is present with us and that he will free him —Jaime Navarrete— and all the political prisoners,” he told Article 66 Margine Blandón, mother of the 38-year-old political prisoner.
“All his relatives await his freedom. It is only right that he be released; In addition, he needs medical attention in all aspects. I ask the Lord to show up and do his work,” he added.
He also indicated that the only thing he asks of the judicial authorities is that his son be released “because his time — locked up in La Modelo — has already expired and he needs to be with his family.”
“One more cruelty of the regime”
For his part, the professor and former politician Ricardo Baltodano said that denying Jaime Navarrete his freedom is one more cruelty of the Nicaraguan regime, because they keep the young man’s mother, daughter and wife in suspense, since they have waited more than 1400 days to be reunited with his son, father and husband.
He also said that another adverse situation that Navarrete “suffers” is that “his only relative who visited him was his uncle, Rodrigo Navarrete, but he has been imprisoned».
«Now there are two members of the same family who are in prison and Jaime has no one to visit him. With this action, the regime turns its back on that beautiful discourse of a Christian, socialist and supportive, becoming rather an executioner in the style of the Middle Ages in which only punishment, revenge and hatred prevail, “he also indicated. member of the Reflection Group of political prisoners released (Grex).
Professor Baltodano hopes that Ortega’s justice “does not invent a new hoax” to continue holding Jaime Navarrete captive in jail. “He has already complied, that’s why we demand and demand his immediate release,” he said.
Navarrete was kidnapped for the first time in 2018 and sentenced to 24 years in prison, allegedly for having murdered a paramilitary, however he was released from prison under the controversial Ortega Amnesty Law on June 10, 2019.
His freedom was one of the shortest of a former political prisoner in the context of the social protests of 2018, because on July 24 of the same year he was captured again, to later be accused and convicted of common crimes.