Ortega police arrested Roger Reyes, a lawyer and member of the Political Council of the Blue and White National Unity (UNAB), on Friday night, Aug. 20. This was confirmed by the press chief of that organization, Josu Gare.
The well-known rival of Ginotepe (the departmental capital of Carazzo) was kidnapped at 8:30 p.m. at the Puma gas station on the suburban track in Managua, around the same time that Ortega police reported on a rescue burglary in the department of Matagalpa. young woman.
“Roger Reyes, in addition to being part of the Political Council of National Unity, worked as a lawyer for Felix Maradiaga, who was also kidnapped. As yet we have no reports of his whereabouts, we do not know As to where he is. Like other arrests, no information has been given,” Gair explained.
Reyes has become the 34th political prisoner in the last 85 days. However, till now the police have not informed about his arrest.
Reyes was accompanied by UNAB’s presidential candidate, Felix Maradiaga, on June 8, the day he was called by the Public Ministry for an interview and who was later detained by the National Police.
“After 8 June, when he accompanied Félix Maradiaga to the prosecutor’s office, Reyes no longer returned home for obvious reasons, remained in a safe house in Managua and was not under siege, however, always at his home in Carrazo. There was presence of police or paramilitary forces,” the press chief said.
Gare confirmed that the national unit is running the necessary mechanisms to hire a lawyer to conduct the necessary inquiries about Reyes’ whereabouts.
He also shared that “we are already in communication with his family, they are extremely concerned, however, they had prepared him in advance about his possible arrest, knowing that the leaders of national unity had As well as there is constant harassment of other opposition organizations. “, Organized.
He also assured that the action is yet another example of harassment by the current administration against opponents, ahead of the elections due next November.
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“Elections, which, as the unit itself has called, are illegitimate and must be unknown by both the national and international communities, knowing full well that the regime itself has created this whole electoral circus to bring itself to power” , concluded.
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