Miguel Mendoza Urbina

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CPJ: Nicaragua political prisoner release brings ‘sense of relief’

Los Angeles, February 9, 2023 — In response to news reports that Nicaraguan authorities freed and deported 222 political prisoners to the United States on Thursday, including at least one journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “The deportation of political prisoners from Nicaragua, including at least one journalist, brings a sense…

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CPJ condemns ‘harsh’ 9-year sentence for Nicaraguan journalist Miguel Mendoza

New York, February 17, 2021 – Nicaraguan authorities should release journalist Miguel Mendoza Urbina from prison immediately, and should ensure that members of the press do not face criminal penalties for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Wednesday, February 16, in a closed door hearing in the Ninth Criminal District Court…

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Nicaraguan journalist Miguel Mendoza convicted on conspiracy, false news charges

Guatemala City, February 9, 2022 – Nicaraguan authorities should not contest the appeal of sports journalist Miguel Mendoza Urbina, and should cease filing criminal charges against members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. In a closed-door trial on Tuesday, February 8, Mendoza was convicted of conspiracy to undermine national integrity and…

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