Nicaragua: Bishop Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison

Matagalpa Bishop Rolando Álvarez Lagos, Nicaragua, was sentenced to 26 years and four months in prison on February 10.

He was accused of being a “traitor to the country” [= opposition].

According to the court, Álvarez “undermined national security and sovereignty, spread false news through information technology, obstructed a public official in the performance of his duties, and aggravated disobedience or contempt of authority.”

On Thursday, Nicaragua sent 222 political prisoners to the US but Álvarez refused to board the plane, according to Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega.