Nelly Roque

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Smear campaign against released political activist Nelly Roque

Nelly Roque Activity Released political activist THE FACTS – Nelly Roque, a released political activist in Nicaragua, is the victim of a smear campaign and digital attacks by unknown persons. Nelly has suffered persecution and threats since her release from prison on March 15, 2019. Ever since the first of this year, the defender has […]

2 July 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Persistence of harassment, threats, and infingements on the rights, integrity and health of attorney Yonarqui Martínez

Yonarqui Martínez García Activity Attorney and human rights defender THE FACTS – This June, the attorney and human rights defender Yonarqui Martínez has received threats in social media due to her accompaniment of political prisoners in the context of the Nicaraguan sociopolitical crisis of 2018. Coupled with this, she has experienced health problems stemming from […]

24 June 2020


17 June 2020 – We, the undersigned organizations, have been constantly monitoring the Nicaraguan government’s response to COVID-19, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. We are writing to you to express our deep concern about the Nicaraguan government’s failure to comply with international standards regarding the prevention and control […]

17 June 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / After a smear campaign, threats, and virtual harassment, pneumologist is fired for distributing COVID-19 protective equipment

María Exania Lagos Rugama Organization Estelí Civic Alliance Activity Right to health FACTS – On 9 June, the Nicaraguan Health Ministry (Minsa) notified Dr. María Lagos of her dismissal from the San Juan de Dios public hospital in Estelí, where she had been working as a pediatric pneumologist for 28 years. According to the Doctor, […]

15 June 2020

Statement by Civil Society Organizations on the Occasion of the New Resolution to be Voted on by the UN Human Rights Council: “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Nicaragua”

June 12, 2020 – We, the undersigned civil society organizations, wish to express our alarm to the UN Human Rights Council regarding the continuing repression in Nicaragua, rapid deterioration of the situation due to the spread of COVID-19, absence of a response from the State, and reluctance of the State to respond to the calls […]

12 June 2020