"Returning to Nicaragua would mean jail and therefore death"

Madrid, Sep 13 (EFE) .- The Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez, 79, against whom the prosecution of his country has issued an arrest warrant, has assured this Monday in Madrid that returning to Nicaragua would mean jail time and, therefore, Therefore, death for him due to the lack of medical care: "they are very ruthless," he said.

The Nicaraguan writer has deposited a legacy in memoriam of Rubén Dario in the Caja de las Letras of the Instituto Cervantes, an act in which he has been accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, who has guaranteed that he can "count with Spain and with the government of Spain in these difficult moments in the face of absolutely unfounded accusations by the Nicaraguan prosecutor's office. "

Ramírez, who has thanked all the support he is receiving these days, has assured that this "forced exile" is the hardest thing he could live, having "the doors closed by an enemy dictatorship of books." And he added: "I am being persecuted because I wrote a novel that reveals abuses, rapes and murders of dozens of young people in 2018 and that is the real reason."


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