University students issue an “SOS” for the health of imprisoned student leader in Nicaragua

Aleman, 23, jumped into the public limelight for confronting President Ortega, the leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), in a live television broadcast, whom he asked for his surrender in the framework of anti-government demonstrations that broke out in April 2018.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Nicaraguan University Alliance (AUN) issued this Monday an "SOS for the physical health and psychological condition" of youth opposition leader Lesther Alemán, known for having rebuked President Daniel Ortega in 2018, and who has been imprisoned since the beginning of last July.

The student organization made this appeal after learning that "the authorities of the Directorate of Judicial Aid requested the admission of a medicine to treat symptoms of vertigo or dizziness, without a prescription."

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