Nicaragua

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / POLICE RAID BUILDINGS OF Leadership Institute of the Segovias, POPOL NA, River Foundation, IPADE, Confidencial, CENIDH and CISAS

As a further escalation of State repression and persecution of the country’s human rights organizations, today in the early morning hours the Police violently broke into the spaces of the Leadership Institute of the Segovias, the POPOL NA Foundation, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), the River Foundation, the Institute for Development and Democracy […]

14 December 2018

STATEMENT / As feminist movements of Latin America and the Caribbean we demand an immediate end to the criminalization of the feminist movement and of social movements in Nicaragua

December 13, 2018 The undersigned feminist networks and organizations denounce and reject the constant attacks of the Nicaraguan government on feminists and human rights defenders in the country. For months the political and human rights crisis has been growing deeper, raising the levels of violence and social disintegration in the country. The activists face intimidation, […]

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / NO END TO STATE OFFENSIVE AGAINST ORGANIZATIONS: LEGAL STATUS OF FIVE MORE NGOs CANCELLED TODAY

The recent State offensive in Nicaragua against feminist human rights organizations, as we of IM-Defensoras have denounced, has provoked the arbitrary cancellation of the status as legal entities of CENIDH, CISAS, IEEPP and Let’s Make Democracy. Today the National Asssembly targeted five more organizations, cancelling the legal status of the Leadership Institute of the Segovias […]

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA/ GOVERNMENT CANCELS LEGAL STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

This morning the National Assembly of Nicaragua arbitrarily cancelled the legal status of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and Hagamos Democracia (Let’s Make Democracy), two organizations with a long, widely recognized history, 30 and 23 years respectively, of working for human rights in the country. Yesterday it did the same thing with the […]

13 December 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Migratory criminalization and harassment of defenders Ana María Ara Sorribas, María Jesús Ara Sorribas and Beatrice Huber

Ana María Ara Sorribas, María Jesús Ara Sorribas and Beatrice Huber ActivityWomen’s rights; Political rights Attacks experiencedMigratory criminalization and harassment THE FACTS – On Monday, November 26th, the defenders Ana María Ara Sorribas and María Jesús Ara Sorribas, who have Spanish State nationality and have been residents in Nicaragua since 1985, along with Beatrice Huber, with […]

11 December 2018