ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 10, 2023 / 15:18 pm
Organizations defending freedom of the press and freedom of speech in Nicaragua are demanding the release of Víctor Ticay, a Nicaraguan journalist who was arrested by the dictatorship on Holy Thursday after posting about a Holy Week event on social media.
On April 7, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demanded the immediate release of Ticay and an end to the arrest of members of the press for doing their jobs.
According to multiple media reports, the police in the city of Nandaime in southwestern Nicaragua arrested the reporter from local TV station Channel 10 on Holy Thursday morning, April 6.
Ticay was detained after livestreaming on April 5 a religious activity on the Facebook page of La Portada, a local news site that he directs.