podcast |  This is how they torture Nicaraguan political prisoners in El Chipote

podcast | This is how they torture Nicaraguan political prisoners in El Chipote

The political prisoners imprisoned in the Directorate of Judicial Assistance, known as El Chipote, will serve eleven months under conditions of torture, confinement, and judicial arbitrariness, sentenced to sentences ranging from 8 to 13 years in prison, for the alleged crimes of conspiracy, in trials held behind closed doors in prison, and which have been described as “spurious” by criminal experts and international human rights defenders.

Since they were tried, the judges related to Ortega refused to specify the prison system where prisoners of conscience will serve their sentences, thus leaving them in a “prison limbo” and preventing their defense attorneys from requesting certain benefits and rights for political prisoners. . That decision violates article 145 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which establishes that judges must provisionally specify in sentences or security measures, the penitentiary center to which the person found guilty will be sent.

Meanwhile, prisoners of conscience remain isolated and under conditions of torture in El Chipote, where there is supposed to be a police investigative delegation.

In this special issue about the CONFIDENCIAL Podcast 300, we present the first episode of a series of four, about the Nicaraguan civic resistance. We spoke with relatives of the political prisoners: Cristian Tinoco, daughter of the former vice chancellor Victor Hugo Tinoco, César Dubois, husband of the political leader, Suyén Barahona, Margin Pozo, partner of the sports writer, Miguel Mendoza, and Berta Valle, wife of the former candidate presidential Felix Maradiaga; who describe the conditions of torture and isolation in Chipote and the tragedy suffered by the minor children of prisoners of conscience.

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