Daniel Ortega's regime frees more than 200 political prisoners in Nicaragua and banishes them to the U.S.

"The Government of Nicaragua has surprised this Thursday with news of enormous repercussion. The regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, which exercises a policy of widespread repression in the Central American country, has released 222 of the 245 political prisoners in the country without notifying their families. Immediately, they have banished them in a plane that landed in Washington. The information has been confirmed to EL PAÍS by a source linked to Joe Biden's Administration.


After learning of the decision, the justice system of the Ortega-Murillo regime issued a communiqué on what it called 'immediate deportation' of these 222 prisoners for 'undermining the independence, sovereignty and self-determination of the people, for inciting violence, terrorism and economic destabilization,' according to this reasoning. Almost immediately, the National Assembly met to reform article 21 of the Constitution, which regulates Nicaraguan nationality, declaring stateless those imprisoned who arrived in Washington as 'traitors to the homeland.'"

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