The attempt to free Bishop Rolando Álvarez in Nicaragua fails

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Rolando Alvarezthe rebel bishop of Nicaragua, remains in prison after mediation failed Vatican to set him free. The prelate left the La Modelo penitentiary center to remain for several hours, under police custody, in one of the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference. While express three-party negotiations were taking place, including a diplomat sent from Rome, so that the bishop of Matagalpa accepted exile and was transferred to the European city, according to information collected by CNN and by the Nicaraguan digital newspaper The confidential.

It was Álvarez himself who refused to accept the conditions of the preliminary agreement reached, as he had already done in February of this year, when he refused to get on the plane that was carrying USA to the 222 political prisoners exiled by the Daniel Ortega regime. This refusal, which overturned the initial strategy of the Sandinista dictatorship, then provoked the wrath of the Nicaraguan president and the subsequent sentence of Álvarez to 26 years in prison for treason to the country.

«Monsignor does not want to leave Nicaragua. He wants to be free, without conditions, in his country,” he announced on social networks. Honduran Bishop José Antonio Canales. Álvarez would also have demanded the release of fifty political prisoners who remain in the prisons of the dictatorship.

On the other hand, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes described the information about the bishop as “speculation”, which he once again placed in a La Model cell. All this despite the fact that the news was picked up by the Catholic agency Aci Prensa.

“There was no agreement. May God be his strength, as until now. Freedom for Monsignor Rolando,” demanded the university leader Lesther Alemán, one of the members of the group of 222.

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