“I was rotting in El Chipote,” university student Bayardo Siles talks about his days in jail

Before fleeing Nicaragua, Bayardo José Siles Rodríguez, a university student and human rights activist from Matagalpa, was illegally locked up in prisons across three departments for ten days. All in unsanitary conditions. Among those dungeons was El Chipote, where he lived a nightmare.
In those prisons, he also saw the suffering of other prisoners and confirmed “how defending, promoting, or requesting human rights becomes a crime in Nicaragua.”
“Those ten days were years for me, I spent my

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