& # 39; Look how my father is being dragged & # 039;: Scared daughter registers her father handcuffed to police pickup

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales (at the bottom of the picture) refused to sit on the flat bed of a police van after being arrested

A Nicaraguan man driving his motorcycle with his daughter was arrested abruptly, handcuffed to the back of the police van and dragged through the streets on Thursday.

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales was running errands around the city when about 10 agents with the Nicaraguan police force in Jinotepe detained him in broad daylight.

Canizales said the officers were looking to take him to the local compound for questioning, but he refused to jump on the flat bed of the truck.

Instead, they dragged him down the street, his body hanging on the right side of the vehicle, and his feet scraping the pavement for about three blocks.

Everything was captured in video recorded by her scared, nameless daughter, 27, who shouted: "Look how my father is being dragged in. Just look how they are dragging him.

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales (at the bottom of the picture) refused to sit on the flat bed of a police van after being arrested

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales (at the bottom of the picture) refused to sit on the flat bed of a police van after being arrested

Nicaragua has been involved in a socio-economic crisis since April due to cuts in the country's social security system imposed by President Daniel Ortega.

More than 2,000 people have been arrested in almost four months of unrest and official repression.

It is believed that at least 400 people remain in prisons, jails and police stations throughout the country and some consider them political prisoners, according to the non-governmental Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights.

It has also been normal for police and paramilitary agents to plunder homes and proceed with arbitrary arrests, as was the case with the two sons of Canizales.

Canizales, who suffered bruises during the incident, was released. He told several media in the troubled Central American country that his son Vidal José, 26, had been in police custody since the end of July, accused by the authorities of being involved in organized criminal activities.

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales shows the wounds that she suffered in one of her arms when her body hung on one side while her hands were handcuffed in a police van

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales shows the wounds that she suffered in one of her arms when her body hung on one side while her hands were handcuffed in a police van

Oswaldo Isabel Canizales shows the wounds that she suffered in one of her arms when her body hung on one side while her hands were handcuffed in a police van

They also claimed that Oswaldo's son had participated in aggravated assaults, public disturbances, torture and kidnappings of three Sandinista military officers and workers from the mayor's office.

Canizales also added that his 22-year-old son, Jeison Antonio, has been missing more than a month after paramilitary forces ransacked the city. Canizales believes that Jeison Antonio was stopped by officers.

"I do not support this anymore, I do not even know which human rights institution to go to and ask for protection," he said.

Canizales does believe that police officers wanted to give him a hard time to constantly visit the police command station to receive updates on his conditions.

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