Opponents and friends of the Catholic parishioner Freylin Axarael Moreno Ponce, originally from Matagalpa, denounced the forced disappearance of the young man. They point to the Ortega Police for having arrested him on Thursday afternoon, June 1st.
The Nicaragua Actual communication outlet detailed that the arrest was in the Guanuca market sector of the city located in the center of the country. So far his whereabouts are unknown.
Although Article 66 He was unable to establish contact with the relatives of the 33-year-old, in his social networks it was possible to see publications in support of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua and support for Monsignor Rolando Alvarez, Bishop of the Diocese of Matagalpa and current political prisoner of the Nicaraguan dictatorship.
After the apparent kidnapping of the parishioner, the peasant leader and former politician Medardo Mairena He condemned this situation and affirmed that “in Nicaragua there is a state of terror —in which the Ortega regime— is in charge of kidnapping innocent and honest people just for thinking differently.”
«Since the first of June nothing has been heard from him; We demand that you respect his rights and integrity,” he added through his Twitter account, the released and exiled politician.
Regarding the details of the disappearance of Freylin Moreno Ponce, the opponent told Article 66 that “what is known is that the Police kidnapped him; And as has happened with many cases, the Nicaraguan Sandinista Police kidnap people and appear until time.”
He affirmed, at the same time, that what he knows about the citizen is that “he is an honest person and that the only thing he has done is ask for the release of political prisoners and of course that of Monsignor Álvarez and other priests who are our spiritual guides” .
He also described this and other actions as “an aberration because they should give us the right to a phone call or to a closest relative, however in Nicaragua that right is not granted to every citizen who is arbitrarily detained, thus keeping them in anguish.” to the relatives».
Another user of the Facebook social network, identified as Giss Alexandra Rayo, joined the demand for Moreno Ponce’s freedom, assuring that the man from Matagalpa “has always been a calm, humble man with a big heart; devoted to the things of the Lord».
«(…) he is a Catholic dedicated to his religion and to serving his neighbor. He is a friend who has always been with you (..) Today I pray for you so that you are well and my God does not let go of his hand; you have always defended your ideals. It hurts me a lot to have to realize the injustice they are doing,” the citizen stressed.
Since May 2023, the Ortega dictatorship increased the siege, threats, persecutions, and arbitrary arrests against Nicaraguans. At the end of the month he arrested the priest Jaime Montesinos, whom he accuses of “undermining”.
The Police at the service of the Daniel Ortega regime confirmed the arrest of the 61-year-old father, who is the parish priest of the San Juan Pablo Segundo church, in Villa Chagüitillo, in the municipality of Sébaco, Diocese of Matagalpa, which has been attacked by the regime Nicaraguan.