[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / With harassment, police persecution and numerous restrictions on the performance of her work, authorities have violated Marisol Balladares’ right to inform on the situation of persons stricken by Hurricane Eta.

Marisol Balladares Blanco Actividad The rights to information and freedom of expression THE FACTS – Last November 8th, the journalist and lawyer Marisol Balladares Blanco, accompanied by her cameraman  Fernando Duvan Rivera, left Managua for the Caribbean Coast with the intention of giving  journalistic coverage and fostering humanitarian aid to persons hard hit by Hurricane […]

16 November 2020

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Guilty verdict issued for crimes fabricated against political prisoner Karla Escobar; prosecutor proposes maximum sentence of 15 years in prison

On Wednesday morning, October 14, a judge issued a guilty verdict in the case of Karla Escobar for the fabricated charges of drug trafficking and illegal possession of arms; furthermore, the public prosecutor is asking the maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a fine amounting to 1000 days of minimum wage.   Karla Escobar has […]

15 October 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Assailants attack and seriously wound journalist Verónica Chávez, of Channel 100% Noticias.

Verónica Chávez Activity The right to information and freedom of expression THE FACTS – On Sunday morning October 11, members of paramilitary groups close to the government threw stones at the journalist  Verónica Chávez en Masaya, causing serious wounds on her head that made it necessary to hospitalize her in an intensive care unit in […]

14 October 2020

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Transgender political prisoner Celia Cruz on hunger strike for freedom since September 30.

Since last September 30, the transgender activist and human rights defender Celia Cruz  has waged a hunger strike together with other political prisoners held in the Jorge Navarro penitentiary, also known as “La Modelo” (The Model). They are protesting inhuman conditions in the prison and demanding freedom from their unjust imprisonment.  During the hunger strike, […]

7 October 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police retain vehicle, verbally attack, and commit arbitrary acts against members of the Coalition of Rural Women in León.

Coalition of Rural Women (CMR) Activity Women’s Rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) THE FACTS – On Friday September 25, members of the Coalition of Rural Women (CMR) were subjected to violence and arbitrary acts by the National Police while agents searched the organization’s institutional vehicle in a parking lot in the city of […]

29 September 2020