Hugo Torres Jiménez

Nicaraguan retired general and former Sandinista guerrilla

Hugo Torres Jiménez (25 April 1948 – 12 February 2022) was a Nicaraguan Sandinista guerrilla and military leader. He was a retired Brigadier General in the Nicaraguan Armed Forces. During the Sandinista National Liberation Front effort to overthrow the Somoza family regime. In June 2021 he was part of a wave of arrests of opposition figures by the Daniel Ortega administration.

Hugo Torres
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Torres in 2013
Jorge Hugo Torres Jiménez

(1948-04-25)25 April 1948
Died12 February 2022(2022-02-12) (aged 73)
EmployerNicaraguan Armed Forces
TitleBrigadier General (ret.)
Political partySandinista National Liberation Front
Sandinista Renovation Movement
Democratic Renewal Union [es]

Torres Jiménez died while in prison on 12 February 2022, aged 73.[1]


  1. "Nicaragua dissident jailed under Ortega dies in prison: family". France 24. 12 February 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2022.