ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 3, 2023 / 16:00 pm
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has demanded that the Nicaraguan government “immediately proceed to release” the bishop of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Rolando José Álvarez Lagos, whom the regime in February sentenced to 26 years and four months in prison for being “a traitor to the homeland.”
In its June 27 ruling, the IACHR also demanded that, while “the necessary administrative procedures for the immediate release” of the bishop are carried out, that Álvarez be guaranteed “decent treatment” with access to health services, adequate food, and contact with relatives and lawyers.
“This order cannot be used to delay the release of the beneficiary,” the court decision specifies.
In its resolution, the IACHR also required the Nicaraguan government to report on the bishop’s situation by July 7 at the latest.