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Mass Arrests Return to Nicaragua at Beseiged Church in Masaya

Members of the Blue and White National Unity movement were arrested while carrying groceries to citizens who are cornered inside the church

The Blue and White National Unity reported on Friday morning the arbitrary detention of 13 persons carrying food to a group of mothers of political prisoners who remain on hunger strike in a church in the city of Masaya.

Members of the Blue and White National Unity movement were arrested while carrying groceries to citizens who are cornered inside the church

The Ortega police had previously surrounded the mothers, together with a group of supporters and the priest Edwin Roman, inside the temple of San Miguel Arcangel, cutting off the supply of drinking water and electricity.

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Among those detained are former political prisoners and human rights defenders including Amaya Coppens, Ivania Alvarez, Wendy Juarez, Olga Valle, Olama Hurtado, José Medina, Hanzel Quintero, Atahualpa Quintero, Jesús Tefel, Gabriel Ramos, Roberto Butching and two persons not identified.

The prisoners were reportedly transferred to the infamous El Chipote interrogation center in Managua, reports Confidencial.com.ni.

 

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