Nicaragua

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Feminist political prisoners face torture and abuse.

Ana Margarita Vijil, Dora María Téllez, Suyen Barahona and Tamara Dávila. Activity Feminist activists, socio-political rights. Feminist activists Ana Margarita Vijil, Dora María Téllez, Suyen Barahona, and Tamara Dávila have been imprisoned since last June, when they were violently arrested. All of them experience freedom deprivation and violation of their human rights in conditions which, […]

17 December 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government cancels legal status of three more feminist organizations.

Matagalpa Women’s Collective, Oyanka Association of Jalapa Women against Violence, and “Between Volcanos” Foundation.  Activity Women’s rights, the right to defend rights. This Thursday, August 26, the National Assembly has ratified the cancelation of 15 human rights organizations, including the Matagalpa Women’s Collective, the Oyanka Association of Jalapa Women against Violence, and the “Between Volcanos” […]

30 August 2021

[WHRDAlert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government illegally expropriates family home of Patricia Orozco, a feminist, journalist, and human rights defender now living in exile.

Patricia Orozco Activity The right to information and freedom of expression; women’s rights.  On Tuesday, August 24, the feminist, journalist, and human rights defender Patricia Orozco relied on social networks and independent news media to denounce the illegal expropriation by the Nicaraguan government of the family home where she lived for 36 years. The police […]

26 August 2021

[STATEMENT] The Nicaraguan government harasses, criminalizes, attacks, imprisons and exiles women struggling for a better country.

Right now, 10 women are imprisoned in Nicaragua for criticizing the government, raising their voices, and working to build a more just and egalitarian nation.  They are political activists, feminists, scholars, journalists, revolutionary commanders, attorneys and human rights defenders.  These women were arrested by unreasonably large police forces, their homes were violently broken into and […]

20 August 2021

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / State conceals information and isolates women political prisoners recently arrested by National Police.

As we of IM-Defensoras denounced during the month of June and the first week of July, the Nicaraguan government has arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned a group of women human rights defenders, feminist activists, and women political leaders, as well as other government critics and candidates running in the upcoming presidential elections.  These illegal arrests have […]

9 July 2021