Jasson Salazar celebrates 103 days as a political prisoner of Ortega

The student leader and current political prisoner Jason Noel Salazar Rugama27 years old, accumulates 103 days of being imprisoned by orders of the Daniel Ortega y Rosario regime.

The arrest against the vice president of the April 19 University Movement (MU19A) was carried out on April 4 of this year, at his home in Managua, by a contingent of at least 20 police officers.

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After more than two months of confinement in one of the cells of District Three of the Managua Police, the young opponent was transferred, on June 9, to the Jorge Navarro Penitentiary System, known as “La Modelo”, in Tipitapa.

Since the transfer to the men’s prison, Salazar’s relatives have only been able to see him twice; the first was on June 12 and the second, on the 12th of this month.

For its part, the MU19A expressed, through its Twitter account, that “every day of unjust imprisonment, Jasson Salazar is a symbol of the tireless struggle for freedom and democracy. We demand his immediate release. We will not give up until he sees it free!” stressed the university group.

Benefited from precautionary measures

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted, on June 19, precautionary measures to Salazar Rugama, considering that the university leader is in a “risk situation.”

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The agency indicated that it requested information on the situation of the political prisoner from the Nicaraguan authorities, however, they did not provide information “that allows determining that the identified risk factors have been duly mitigated.”

According to the recent report of the Mechanism for the Recognition of Political Prisoners, the Ortega dictatorship keeps 64 citizens locked up, including activists, former politicians, priests and the journalist Víctor Ticay.

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