WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest of Justina del Carmen Orozco of the April 19th Student Movement

Justina del Carmen Orozco Organization April 19th Student Movement Activity Political rights Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest THE FACTS – On Friday, February 15th, defender Justina del Carmen Orozco, also known as “Cadenita,” was arbitrarily arrested by the Nicaraguan police while she was exercising her legitimate right to peaceful protest in Managua. Justina del Carmen Orozco is […]

18 February 2019

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Guards at “La Esperanza” prison beat women human rights defenders held as political prisoners

Family members of women defenders being held as political prisoners en “La Esperanza” women’s prison denounce that on Thursday, February 7th at least eight of them were brutally beaten by prison guards. It has been ascertained that these prisoners were attacked: Reyna Varela, Olesia Muñoz, Tania Muñoz, Maria Mercedes Chavadrria, Claudia Campos, Irlanda Jérez, Yeisi […]

9 February 2019

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Interior Ministry agents break into offices of Nicaraguan Network for Local Development, arresting Administrator Reginela López

On Thursday morning, February 7th, agents of the Ministry of Interior of Nicaragua illegally broke into the offices of the Nicaraguan Network for Democracy and Local Development and arbitrarily arrested Reginela López and Eduardo Maya, the network´s administrator and accountant. The Nicaraguan Network for Democracy and Local Development brings together more than 22 organizations that […]

8 February 2019

STATEMENT / We demand freedom for Ruth Matute, political prisoner in Nicaragua!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Ruth Matute has been a political prisoner in Nicaragua since October 2018. She is recuperating from an operation due to a severe heart condition and her life is in danger. Mesoamerica, January 31st, 2019 – We, the 179 undersigned organizations demand that the Nicaraguan government immediately free Ruth Matute, who has been held […]

31 January 2019

International Organisations Establish ‘International Observatory of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua’

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  April 18, 2018 marked a watershet moment in the recent history of Nicaragua, with the outbreak of a political and social crisis that has seriously impacted the respect for and guarantee of human rights of the Nicaraguan people. Nine months since the start of the human rights crisis, state repression against protesters, leaders, […]

18 January 2019