Miguel Mendoza's daughter: «Daddy, I will celebrate a year of not seeing you.  My heart suffers a lot»

Miguel Mendoza’s daughter: «Daddy, I will celebrate a year of not seeing you. My heart suffers a lot»

Alejandra Mendoza Pozo, daughter of the political prisoner Miguel Mendoza, wrote a letter to her father on the occasion of the 11 months in confinement that the sports writer has been in captivity by orders of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.

The note, published on the journalist’s social networks, was disclosed by Mendoza’s wife, Margin Pozo, who has been at the forefront to demand the freedom of Miguel Mendoza and that of all political prisoners.

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“I love you daddy. Hello daddy, I will celebrate a year of not seeing you. My heart suffers a lot. I pray to God every day that nothing bad happens to you. I love you and miss you. Please come home soon », reads the letter written by Alejandra to her father.

Mendoza has been captive since June 21, 2021. One day after his arrest, police officers raided his home. According to his wife, the only things they could take that day were the cell phones and a camera (damaged) that the political prisoner had had as a souvenir for seven years.

On February 16, 2022, the Ortega dictatorship sentenced him to nine years in prison. He was also disqualified during the same period from holding public office.

Margin Pozo, Mendoza’s life partner, said that the political prisoner is still in a punishment cell and is still underweight, he currently weighs 152 pounds.

He also indicated that they only take him out to sunbathe once a week and that the diet “is not the best, nor is it indicated for a chronic patient (diabetes and uric acid)”.

To date, the 52-year-old prisoner of conscience continues to request to see his daughter, after being denied by the Ortega justice system, despite the fact that even his relatives have requested that they be allowed to meet.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) demands that the administration of Daniel Ortega “guarantee communication” between political prisoners and their families.

They point out that the children of the hostages of the dictatorship need the contact of their parents to satisfy “their emotional needs, for well-being, security, and for the development of their identity.”

The meetings of prisoners of conscience with their partners, mothers, siblings or children “must be in dignified, safe conditions and in accordance with international standards and national legislation,” the agency said in a statement. release this past May 13.

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