ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 21, 2023 / 15:30 pm
The Actívate and Solidart platforms have delivered a petition with 11,000 signatures to the Nicaraguan embassy in Mexico City condemning the human rights violations committed by dictator Daniel Ortega and demanding the release of the bishop of Matagalpa, Rolando Álvarez.
Members of both platforms held a peaceful demonstration and a prayer vigil in front of the Nicaraguan embassy to express their condemnation of the abuses and violations of human rights in the Central American country.
The Ortega dictatorship on Feb. 10 sentenced Álvarez to 26 years in prison, accusing him of “treason” and stripping him of his Nicaraguan citizenship.
A day earlier, the bishop, a critic of human rights abuses in the country, refused to board the plane that brought more than 200 political prisoners, including four priests, to the United States in an agreement the regime negotiated with the U.S. State Department.