Over 15 days incommunicados
The jailed citizens haven’t been charged or presented before a judge, nor have they been allowed any communication with their lawyers or families.
HAVANA TIMES – Five family members who were abducted between September 13th and 15th now mark two weeks in jail. The five were kidnapped by the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, in order to pressure two opposition activists, who fled imminent arrest, to turn themselves in to the authorities. Arresting relatives for their family members’ activities is “arbitrary and illegal.” In addition, these five innocent people are being held “totally incommunicado” in the infamous El Chipote jail.
Those being held hostage in this way are: Jannine Horvilleur Cuadra, 63, and Ana Carolina Alvarez Horvilleur, 43, both dual citizens of Nicaragua and France; Felix Roiz, and Freddy Porras. The fifth person detained has not been publicly identified at the request of their family.
Javier Alvarez Zamora, who fled the country due to the regime’s persecution, is Jeannine Horvilleur’s husband and Ana Carolina Alvarez’ father. Felix Roiz, 55, is his son-in-law. These three family members were detained on September 13th and 14th respectively. Two weeks later, Alvarez denounced, they remain in “the same” circumstances. Up to the moment, the police authorities have allowed them “no visits or communication.”
“None of our family members have been allowed to see them. We don’t know what condition they’re in. We don’t know if they’re being held together as mother and daughter, or if they’re keeping them isolated,” noted Alvarez.
Javier Alvarez made the initial denunciation in an interview with the online television news program Esta Semana on September 17th. At that time, he recounted that on September 13, around 10 PM, the police arrived at his home looking for him. After going through everything and not finding him, they took his wife and daughter, and the next day, came for his son-in-law.
The opposition activist saw the detention of his family members as “a new step in the repression we’ve already been suffering.” Now the regime i