The sports writer and political prisoner of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, Miguel Mendoza, has not had any type of communication or contact with his little daughter Alejandra. The communicator was imprisoned by the dictatorship on the night of June 21, 2021. The Police raided his family home in Managua where his daughter and wife were.
«In these 420 days he has not been allowed to receive a letter, a drawing or a call from his daughter Alejandra. Neither is the entry of a Bible or other reading material. The last time we heard about his health status was on July 23. Freedom of expression is a constitutional and universal right. Thinking critically or differently from others is not a crime,” Miguel Mendoza’s family wrote on their Facebook page.
The journalist continues to demand that the Ortega dictatorship be able to see his eight-year-old daughter, whom he has not seen since last year after her arbitrary arrest. «I always ask if I can take the girl, but they always tell me that she is not authorized; I do not understand, because it is a right that the girl has to see her father, “said his wife Margin Pozo, the chronicler’s wife on July 23, after visiting Mendoza.
Concerns about the health of Miguel Mendoza
Margin Pozo, life partner of the communicator, said Article 66 at the end of July that blood tests have not been performed in recent months, since as a chronic patient (he suffers from diabetes, hypotension and uric acid) he needs constant medical check-ups.
«Miguel (Mendoza) does not know how his glucose levels are. He has felt bad; he has given her a lot of pain in her back. He has quite frequent cramps in his legs, which does not allow him to sleep. He had told the general practitioner that he please give him something to calm the cramps or that they do a blood test, because he does not know what condition he is in».
«Miguel —Mendoza— does not know if these cramps are products of uric acid or a product of the diabetes he suffers from. We are very worried about Miguel’s health and that this could cause him something worse, “added Margin Pozo worried.
Another of the situations that Pozo stated is that Mendoza has requested to be allowed to have a pillow and a blanket, because he has back pain, but the police authorities have told him that “the pillow is not allowed.”
After the ninth visit to Miguel Mendoza, his family denounced that the political prisoner had been shaved, a situation that left his wife Margin Pozo “shocked”, who told this medium that her partner’s hair is barely growing back.
The Nicaraguan justice system found the journalist guilty of the crime of “conspiracy to undermine national integrity,” in accordance with the controversial Law 1055. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. In addition, he was disqualified from holding public office.