Independent journalists in Nicaragua demand annulment of sentence against journalist Miguel Mendoza

"The organization of Independent Journalists and Communicators of Nicaragua (PIN) denounced the sentence against sports journalist and political prisoner Miguel Mendoza Urbina, arguing that it lacks a legal basis and therefore must be annulled. The Judiciary sentenced the opposition member to nine years in prison and disqualified him from holding public office.

In a statement posted on social media, the organization said that it 'rejects the sentence that imposes nine years in prison on our colleague Miguel Ángel Mendoza Urbina, for lacking any real legal basis and for being the result of force when it appears that it is a trial. '

Judge Luden Martín Quiroz García, of the Ninth Criminal Court of Managua, was the 'executioner' who declared Miguel Mendoza guilty and sentenced him."

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