Hugo Torres Death : Former Nicaraguan Sandinista Guerrilla Leader dies at age 73.

By | June 13, 2022

(MARKET NEWS) Nicaragua.

Hugo Torres, a historical guerrilla commander, a key figure in the two rescue operations for Sandinista political prisoners [1970s], has died at the hands of the Daniel Ortega regime that held him prisoner.

Nicaraguan Sandinista revolution hero Hugo Torres, who helped free current president Daniel Ortega from one of Somoza’s prisons in 1974, today died a political prisoner in one of Ortega’s jails.

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Sources linked to the Renovating Democratic Union (Unamos) revealed that retired General Hugo Torres Jiménez (73 years old), a political prisoner, died today. Since mid-December, the whereabouts of Hugo Torres in El Chipote prison, where he was seriously ill, have been unknown.

He was a historical guerrilla commander, a key figure in the two rescue operations for Sandinista political prisoners. In 1974, the daring of Hugo Torres got Daniel Ortega released from a prison of the dictator Somoza.

The following video posted on twitter is Gen. Hugo Torres’ last tweet, on June 13, the day the Ortega regime abducted him from his home. All of his final tweets were in defense of persecuted Nicaraguans, and to demand the release of other political prisoners.

Not once did he tweet about his own dire situation.

 

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Cause of Death :

Government confirms that political prisoner Hugo Torres died in its custody at a hospital. It doesn’t say anything about the cause of his death or day and time of death.

Reactions from the general public on social media.

Vicky Cardenas wrote :  We are devastated to hear about the death of political prisoner Hugo Torres. Our prayers are with his family. The world must know of the terrible conditions in prison & this could happen to any of our family members at any time. They are innocent and their lives are in danger.

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