Dozens of Nicaraguans went to the Washington-Dulles International Airport on Thursday morning to receive 222 former political prisoners released by the government of Daniel Ortega and put on a plane bound for the United States.
Nicaraguan activist Oswaldo León told the voice of america that the news caught them off guard, but that they were activated by the urgency of the situation.
“All those who have been supporting and working for the release of political prisoners by the dictatorship, some have gathered to welcome those 222 prisoners who arrive in Washington DC this morning,” he said at the air terminal. .
Some who went to the airport offered to help with transportation to reunite the express with their families in other states.
“To those who have relatives who possibly come on the plane who are not here, we are going to receive them. We are going to help those who have relatives in DC and those who have families in other states so they can reach their destination,” said Ariana Gutiérrez Pintola, daughter of Nicaraguan opposition member Evelyn Pinto, who hopes she was released between the 222.
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Source: VOA Español