[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police threaten, intimidate and sexually attack journalist

Kastalia Zapata Activity  The right to freedom of expression and information  On Sunday, February 28, the journalist Kastalia Zapata denounced the fact that she was sexually attacked by a police agent who subjected her to undue inspections and fondling, as well as discriminatory and stigmatizing comments when she appeared at a hotel in Managua to […]

4 March 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / State illegally confiscates, dismantles and takes over offices of feminist and human rights organizations

Leadership Institute of the Segovias (ILLS) Activity Promotion and defense of human rights and comprehensive territorial development   THE FACTS – Last January 30, in the offices of the Leadership Institute of the Segovias, usurped by the State since its illegal confiscation in 2019, an event was held to celebrate the opening there of the headquarters […]

19 February 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA Somoto police detain and publically display defender, a member of Blue and White National Unity.

Danelia Argüello Cano Activity The right to defend rights, civil and political rights. THE FACTS – On Tuesday, February 16, Somoto police agents arbitrarily detained Danelia Argüello Cano, a human rights defender and member of the Blue and White National Unity Movement.   At 3:30 in the afternoon Danelia was drinking a cup of coffee on […]

18 February 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Masaya activist illegally arrested, criminalized and jailed for second time

Julia Christina Hernández Arévalo Activity Social and political rights THE FACTS – Julia Hernández has been criminalized and deprived of her freedom since January 7th, accused of crimes that she did not commit.  That day, anti-riot police with dogs illegally entered her residence in Masaya, supposedly looking for arms and drugs. Although they found no […]

29 January 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police and paramilitary forces harass and besiege members of feminist organizations

Network of Women against Violence and ‘La Corriente’ Feminist Program  Activity Defense of women’s rights THE FACTS – Last Saturday, January 23rd, the Network of Women against Violence and ‘La Corriente’ Feminist Program reported acts of intimidation, harassment and besiegement perpetrated against their members by police and paramilitary forces.   The Network of Women against Violence […]

26 January 2021