The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo once again prohibited communication between the journalist and the political prisoner Miguel Mendoza And your daughter Alexandraeight years old, who have barely seen each other twice in more than a year of forced isolation.
Family visits were authorized between December 31, 2022 and January 1 of this year for political prisoners held in the complex of the Directorate of Judicial Assistance, known as “El Nuevo Chipote”, in Managua, classified as a torture center against trade union leaders; however, Miguel and Alejandra could not meet.
The Mendoza family reported in a statement that an official notified by telephone that the scheduled family visit at the end of the year to the political prisoners of “El Nuevo Chipote” had been canceled for Miguel Mendoza “following an order, due to the publications on social networks ».
“Unfortunately the heart of our family is beaten, particularly that of our dear Alejandra, who has once again been deprived of seeing and hugging her father on this very symbolic date at the beginning of the year, which as a family we usually receive as a family unit. », said the relatives of the sports journalist.
They explained that the publications made by the family through social networks are in accordance with the Law. For their part, the Government’s notification “was very concise and did not specify how much of the joy of the family and that of Alejandra when hugging their father, they didn’t like it.”
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“Making use of our rights contained in article 30 of the Political Constitution, as family members we share with you the story of the meeting between Miguel and Alejandra, who spent 18 months wanting to see each other and resisting the effects of a forced distance, a separation that leaves scars. in the emotional state, particularly of the girl,” they declared.
Miguel and his daughter have spent 533 days without seeing each other since the regime imprisoned the chronicler on June 21, 2021. The dictatorship prohibited them from any type of communication, including letters, drawings and photos, which affected the emotional health of the minor.
After continuous videos made by the girl and published on social networks, as well as the demand of Miguel’s relatives and the political prisoner himself who underwent a hunger strike, the regime finally allowed two meetings between the two, held on the 8th and December 25th.
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“It will be time to continue demanding respect for our rights as a family, that of our dear Miguel, unjustly imprisoned for the simple reason of expressing his ideas, and that of our dear Alejandra, who, no matter how much they deprive her of seeing her father, will continue to pray. for him and for the hard hearts of those who hurt us so much,” added the family.