Political organizations and defenders of human rights condemned the “arbitrary and illegal” detention of Yubrank Suazo, opposition leader and member of the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy (ACJD). They reiterate that these “kidnappings” confirm the systematic repression and serious violations of human rights in Nicaragua and demand immediate freedom from the regime of Daniel Ortega.
The Nicaraguan University Alliance (AUN), in its social mediaindicated that the leader of Masaya “was arrested this morning by armed members of the national police, after violently breaking into his house.”
Similarly, the Civic Alliance pointed out that Suazo’s arrest was “illegal and arbitrary.” They demand freedom and respect for the physical and mental integrity of their members.
For its part, the Blue and White National Unity (UNAB) alleged that “kidnappings continue in Nicaragua,” in reference to the illegal detention of opposition figure Yubrank Suazo. In addition, he denounced the “arbitrary” raid by the Ortega police on the home of the political leader.
The organization Race and Equality (Race and Equality) maintained that the administration of Daniel Ortega “continues to disrespect and fail to comply with its international obligations in terms of human rights”, because the leader of Masaya has precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Likewise, the Nicaraguan Never Again Human Rights Collective pointed out that “the deprivations of liberty carried out by the Ortega Murillo regime confirm the systematic repression and serious violations of human rights in Nicaragua. These kidnappings are added to the political prisoners who for months and years have suffered torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the country.
The Police at the service of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo arrested the opponent and former political prisoner at 5:15 in the morning on Wednesday, May 18 Yubrank Suazo Blacksmith.
Father Harving Padilla, pastor of the San Juan Bautista church in Masaya, confirmed to Article 66 arbitrary arrest. «I inform you that they took Yubrank prisoner».
It was confirmed by nearby sources that the police officers cut the padlocks on the gates of the house of Suazo’s parents and entered with luxury of violence to later take him away.
The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) reported that Suazo was transferred to the Judicial Assistance Directorate (DAJ) in Managua, known as “El Nuevo Chipote” and that the opponent is under investigation for 48 hours.
Yubrank Suazo was imprisoned in 2018 for more than nine months in the Jorge Navarro Penitentiary System, known as La Modelo, in Tipitapa, accused by the Nicaraguan justice of being a terrorist, he was released on June 11, 2019 and joined the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy.
The arrest of the former political prisoner occurs days after Father Harving Padilla, pastor of the San Juan Bautista church in Masaya, was besieged by paramilitaries and the Ortega Police.
The organizations demand immediate freedom from the Ortega administration, respect for the integrity and personal security of Yubrank Suazo.