Irlanda Jerez has become known as an activist for the rights of people in Nicaragua. She was captured by the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo and imprisoned for 329 days.
Upon her release, she fled to Costa Rica and denounced tourture in La Esperanza prison. She says she was interviewed naked, beaten, totured and groped by officers of the prison and armed paramilitary.
She will be participating in an exile march in downtown San José on August 11. It will start at 9 am at La Merced Park and will go along second avenue to the Plaza de la Democracia.
The point of the march is to express that the people of Nicaragua are currently suffering. All those people and groups who oppose the regime can participate. Jerez says that Nicaraguans are “invisible alone, invincible together.”