Relatives of Medardo Mairena demand more frequent visits in "El Chipote"

Relatives of Medardo Mairena demand more frequent visits in “El Chipote”

The relatives of the peasant leader Medardo Mairena They demanded that the Government of Daniel Ortega be able to visit him more frequently in “El Nuevo Chipote”, in order to be aware of his state of health.

“In addition to demanding his immediate and unconditional release, (…) we demand that while he is unjustly and illegally detained, these visits be made more often,” demanded the family of the political kidnapped.

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In the recent visit on December 24 —the second this month— the former candidate for the Nicaraguan presidential chair was visited by his mother, one of his sisters and for the first time he was able to see his three children, including a minor of seven years.

Medardo Mairena was able to see his seven-year-old daughter, after 17 months of forced separation

Alfredo Mairena, brother of the prisoner of conscience, told Article 66 Medardo’s state of health continues to deteriorate. “He is malnourished and his physical deficiencies remain, because the police authorities have never allowed him to see a doctor,” for which they urgently demand that a specialist attend him.

“Medardo -Mairena- is innocent, the only thing he has dedicated himself to is fighting for the human and constitutional rights of all Nicaraguans, that is why we demand that nutrition improve, that he be allowed to read and bring a Bible in,” he demanded. Alfredo Mairena.

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Regarding the end of the year holidays, the family of the hostage of conscience stated that despite being important dates, for them it is not joyful, “because unfortunately we cannot be with our loved ones.”

Mairena’s Family hopes that on the next visit scheduled for December 31, they will be able to see him better physically and be able to share another time by his side.

Sentenced to 13 years in jail

After the second capture of Mairena, the Ortega court accused him of the alleged crimes of “carrying out acts that undermine independence, sovereignty, and self-determination, inciting foreign interference in internal affairs, requesting military intervention, organizing with financial of foreign powers to carry out acts of terrorism and destabilization”, according to Law 1055, Sovereignty Law.

The 44-year-old hostage of conscience faced a judicial process described as “illegal” on February 9 of this year in “El Nuevo Chipote” in Managua. On the 18th of the same month, a sentence was handed down, sentencing him to 13 years in prison.

Medardo Mairena continues to have health problems and has lost 81 pounds of weight.  Photo: Article 66 / Government
Medardo Mairena continues to have health problems and has lost 81 pounds of weight. Photo: Article 66 / Government

At the end of August, the Ortega dictatorship exhibited him and other political prisoners in the Managua courts for supposed informational hearings. In the images disseminated by the government propaganda media, it was possible to verify the physical deterioration that he presents.

Medardo Mairena is part of the list of more than 230 political prisoners, whom the Ortega dictatorship has deprived of their freedom for having raised their voices against its repressive policies.

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