Miguel Mendoza is the second journalist jailed in Nicaragua

"On the night of June 21, the Nicaraguan police arrested the sports journalist Miguel Ángel Mendoza Urbina. The government of Daniel Ortega confirmed his arrest on a press release which expressed that the journalist is investigated for: 'Carrying out acts that undermine independence, sovereignty, and self-determination, inciting foreign interference in internal affairs, requesting military interventions, organizing with financing from foreign powers to carry out acts of terrorism and destabilization, propose and manage commercial, economic blockades, and financial operations against the country and its institutions, demand, exalt and applaud the imposition of sanctions against the State of Nicaragua and its citizens and injure the supreme interests of the Nation.'

Miguel Mendoza is the second journalist in custody. On Sunday [June] 20, the police raided the house and arrested journalist Miguel Mora, former director of 100% Noticias. The communicator is accused of alleged crimes against sovereignty."


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