Yubrank Suazo

Police arrest Yubrank Suazo in Masaya

The released political prisoner Yubrank Suazo, opposition leader from Masaya and member of the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy (ACJD), was arrested by the National Police at 5 in the morning this Wednesday, denounced the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights ( Cenidh).

The defenders pointed out that the police officers raided Suazo’s home “with great violence”, “destroyed everything” and took him away without indicating where he would be transferred.

“His parents are extremely distressed because they do not know of his whereabouts. We condemn this fact and demand his immediate freedom and respect for his personal integrity, ”Cenidh indicated through his social networks.

The lawyer Yonarqui Martínez also denounced, through her social networks, that the police officers, in addition to arresting Yubrank, “threatened” and “beat” his father Wilfredo Suazo.

“Wilfredo Suazo, father of Yubrank Suazo, has informed me that his son has been detained. His father was beaten, Doña Julia, his mother, is in poor health. We don’t know where they are holding him. We demand respect for his life and integrity, ”demanded the defender on her Twitter account.

CONFIDENTIAL learned that Suazo, after being arrested, was transferred to the cells of the Masaya police station.

National Police violently raided and arrested Yubrank Suazo. Photos: Courtesy.

In 2018, Suazo was imprisoned for the first time by the Ortega-Murillo regime, which at the time accused him of allegedly committing acts of terrorism, attempted murder, threats with weapons, and hindering public services. Later, in June 2019, he was released along with other political prisoners under the Amnesty Law created by Ortega.



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