The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Louis Almagro, described as “arbitrary and unjust” the prison sentences handed down to political prisoners in Nicaragua. The delegate of the continental entity sued the regime of Daniel Ortega “dismantle” the system of repression and torture imposed on prisoners of conscience.
In a release dated April 5, the official indicated that “political prisoners have recently received sentences of 8 to 13 years in prison, all arbitrary and unjust, imposed on them for exercising their right to protest and several for exercising their right to participate in politics, that is, to elect and be elected’.
He reported that he had a meeting with Berta Valle and Jared Genser, wife and lawyer of political prisoner Félix Maradiaga, respectively. During the meeting they discussed the Inhuman conditions in which the political prisoners in Nicaragua remain.
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Luis Almagro denounced that Ortega does not allow prisoners of conscience “to receive visits with the frequency established by international standards on the matter. In the case of Maradiaga, he has received only one visit in the last 55 days».