Political Prisoners

Relatives Visiting Ortega’s Political Prisoners Mistreated

Forced to strip and squat before being allowed in to see their relatives in jail. Prisoners were finally allowed a visit following 85 days of isolation

Relatives Visiting Political Prisoners

Jared Genser: “Dictators only release political prisoners when they have to”

The international lawyer considers that Ortega's mistakes and the growing international pressure will have “unpredictable consequences for the regime”


Relatives of Nicaraguan prisoners demand “proof of life”

November 15th, marked 81 and 60 days respectively since the last time the prisoners were seen or heard from. Authorities have offered no explanation


Edgard Parrales, Ortega’s oldest political prisoner, turns 80

The Ortega regime sentenced him to eight years in prison and although he is under house arrest, he has not been examined by doctors


UN: Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua Deteriorating Fast

UN Human Rights Committee evaluated Nicaragua’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights


Nicaraguan political prisoners continue hunger strike

Relatives are worried about the prisoners’ health. They denounce the isolation in El Chipote and retaliation in the La Modelo penitentiary


More political prisoners: Seventeen accused of alleged conspiracy and false news

La Prensa workers and relatives of politically persecuted are accused; Mother of the accused claims: “My son was captured as a hostage”


The hunger strike of political prisoners in Nicaragua

A dramatic call to break the silence and end the cruel prison conditions imposed by the regime of Daniel Ortega


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