Nicaraguan activist Ronmell López, a member of the organization Nicaragua Nueva Generación (NNG), denounced the unhealthy, inhumane and tortured situation experienced by the political prisoners of the Daniel Ortega regime, on the second day of the Civil Society Forum in the framework of the IX Summit of the Americas.
The opponent, backed by a video provided by a prisoner of conscience, exhibited during the work table of Governance, the cruel, inhuman and incommunicado treatment in which the hostages of the dictatorship remain.
«Last night I received a video with great pity to see what is happening inside the prisons in Nicaragua. (A political prisoner) sent me to tell me where they defecate, in some buckets, here you can see many people in one place,” said López, who represents Nicaraguan civil society at the Summit.
Likewise, the activist revealed that some political prisoners told him that the authorities of the prison medical center are inoculating them against COVID-19 and these vaccines have generated various reactions that have affected their health.
“They are receiving vaccines that are harming them, expired vaccines, that come from Russia that have not even passed health standards,” he stressed.
In addition, he pointed out that it is important to make visible the situation of torture and inhumanity in which political prisoners find themselves, because the prisoner warned him that “they are killing us.”
Ronmell López, in his brief speech, demanded that the Member States apply the Democratic Charter as soon as possible in order to “pressure” the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship.
“I ask all Member States that we need the Democratic Charter to be applied as soon as possible to put pressure on the regime,” he said.
The activist expressed Article 66 that his main objective at the Summit is to raise the issue of Nicaragua. «I took the opportunity to mention that we cannot forget about the political prisoners; carry the voice of people who cannot speak,” he said.
According to the Mechanism for the Recognition of Political Prisoners, in Nicaragua there are more than 180 prisoners of conscience by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. All have been victims of torture, according to reports from their families.