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Lucía Pineda asks Ortega to hand her over to Costa Rica

The visit by the Member of the European Parliament at El Chipote prison found "subhuman conditions"

On Monday, the Member of the European Parliament (MEP), José Inácio Faria, published a video in which journalist Lucía Pineda expresses her wish that Nicaragua continues to pray and that they will soon give her freedom.

Lucia Piñeda, news director of 100% Noticias, in prison awaiting trial. The dual citizen – Nicaraguan and Costa Rican – is asking Ortega hand her over to Costa Rica

In the video published in full by Nicaragua Investiga, Lucia asks the Ortega government to heed to the call of Costa Rican authorities that she be handed over to them.

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“That they deliver me to the Costa Rican authorities as a right as I am Costa Rican,” said the journalist.

Piñeda is a dual citizen, Nicaraguan and Costa Rican.

She pointed out that in Nicaragua she has no family other than some cousins since her mother, brothers and close relatives live in the neighboring country.

Piñeda told the Europeans that the day they raided the cable news television channel and detained her arbitrarily, the (the police) did not show her any arrest warrant, she also explains that she is in cell with 4 other women, all associated with the protests.

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The Europeans managed to corroborate the inhumane conditions that persist in the cells of infamous “El Chipote” during their visit, which since they have denounced the conditions and.

Faria also published a powerful photograph in which the director and owner of the 100% Noticias Miguel Mora, is greatly deteriorated.

The European Parliament denounced that Mora remains imprisoned in a completely dark cell and that for almost 40 days he has not been able to see sunlight, running a high risk of developing blindness.

Miguel Mora (in blue with a  beard and glasses) surrounding by Members of the European Parliament during their visit last week, granted access by the Ortega government

In the photograph you can see Miguel Mora surrounded by MEPs, with his hair and long beard and a sad face.

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“Subhuman conditions in the prisons offered by the Ortega regime. I ask for immediate freedom for these citizens who are not criminals and who only love their country,” the MEP wrote.

Both Piñeda and Mora were arrested on after the Ortega government ordered a raid on the cable news channel. Mora’s wife was also arrested, but released hours later. Several other journalists are still wanted.

The start of trial for both journalists is scheduled for January 30. Both are accused of “Inciting Hatred” and “Fake News”

 

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