Luis Rivas Anduray accumulates 18 months in "El Chipote"

Luis Rivas Anduray accumulates 18 months in “El Chipote”

The political prisoner and former executive president of Grupo Promérica and Banco de la Producción (Banpro), Luis Rivas Anduraymeets this Thursday, December 15, 18 months of being a prisoner of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

The businessman remains confined to the cells of the Evaristo Vásquez Police Complex, known as “El Nuevo Chipote”, a torture center that the Ortega dictatorship uses to imprison and silence the voices of its critics.

Rivas was arrested on June 15, 2021, after appearing before the Ortega Prosecutor’s Office to be “interviewed”, thus becoming the first banker against whom the Ortega administration ordered jail, under the argument of being a “traitor to the homeland”.

Related news: Luis Rivas is unrecognizable as a result of the captivity he suffers by order of Ortega

On August 31, the regime showed Luis Rivas Anduray before the official cameras. He looked thinner, pale, and with dark circles under his eyes. The photographs show the consequences that the 18 months of confinement have left on the businessman.

Luis Rivas is unrecognizable product of the captivity he suffers by order of Ortega.

Since the arrest of the former executive president of Banpro, his family has preferred to remain silent and has chosen not to provide statements to the independent media regarding the situation of the political prisoner in the torture prisons of El Chipote.

The Ortega justice found Luis Rivas Anduray guilty for the alleged crimes of “conspiring to undermine national integrity” and of illegally carrying or possessing a firearm; manufacturing, trafficking, possession and use of restricted weapons, explosive substances or devices.

The fourth Criminal Trial District judge, Ángel Jeancarlos Fernández González, was in charge of sentencing the businessman to 13 years in prison.

According to him Mechanism for the Recognition of Political Prisoners of Nicaraguain its most recent report, the number of political prisoners amounts to 235 Nicaraguans deprived of their liberty for opposing or not aligning themselves with the Ortega dictatorship.

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