Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo: "Let's not get used to what we are experiencing"

Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo: “Let’s not get used to what we are experiencing”

Zoilamerica Ortega Murillo, daughter of the deputy dictator of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, called on Nicaraguans not to get used to the repression that the country has experienced since 2018.

During the virtual event “Great Global Cry for the Freedom of Political Prisoners in Nicaragua”, organized by Conexión Nica-USA, the opponent and victim of Daniel Ortega stated that “sometimes we are overwhelmed by the speeches that say that this is going to last, but this is a pessimism that becomes chains and we accidentally leave feeling comfortable…».

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As for the unity of the Nicaraguan opposition, the also member of the Space for Dialogue of Together for Nicaragua, said that she hopes that by 2023, there will be integrity and that “the struggle does not lead us to lose our values.”

He assured that “the best legacy we can leave is that we have dignity and honesty.” He added that the Ortega regime is going to try to ensure that the opposition does not “live up to true unity.”

Referring to the followers of the Sandinista government, Zoilamérica said “cry out” so that they can be spoken to “and that they know that we deserve a Nicaragua for all.”

Vilma Núñez: “Nicaragua has become a prison”

In the same activity this Friday, the human rights defender and president of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh), Wilma Nunez, He said that “the destruction of the social fabric that persists in Nicaragua is not new.”

“I remember the moments of struggle and resistance (…) I remember that with many of the organizations we claimed and denounced the abuses of the Nicaraguan government,” he recalled.

They condemn Ortega’s harassment against the human rights defender Vilma Núñez. Photo: Article 66

Referring to political prisoners, the lawyer emphasized that the kidnapped opponents suffer “the cruelest repression at the hands of the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.”

“We have all prioritized their freedom in our agendas and demand that the chains that bind them be broken and that they be able to go out into the streets and that we can walk to the doors of “El Chipote” and all the detention centers to receive them” he added.

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For the president of Cenidh, one of her biggest dreams is that “Someday the air, land and sea borders will be opened so that the exiles can return, because Nicaragua has also become a great prison (…) Those of us who are inside the country are also prisoners and pressured by this dictatorship. I hope that life reaches me to see that day (of freedom) ».

All the participants in “Cry for Political Prisoners” agreed that Nicaraguans should not lose hope and should continue fighting to achieve unity and defeat the Nicaraguan regime that continues to repress and imprison.

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