Preliminary IACHR report documents disproportionate use of force during demonstrations in Nicaragua in April of 2018

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – In an intense few days, a delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) visited several different cities and interviewed authorities of the Nicaraguan government, as well as citizens affected by the repression unleashed to contain people’s protests beginning last April 18th. On Monday, May 21, 2018, […]

28 May 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Attacls against women human rights defenders in Bluefields, León, Estelí and Managua

Jennifer Brown, Mercedes Reyes, Dolly Mora, Martha Munguía and Suyén Margarita Sánchez Attacks experienced Threats, harassment, intimidation, criminalization, defamation. THE FACTS – A month after the initiation of the campaign of repression and violence waged by the State and paramilitary groups in response to the protests of the Nicaraguan people demanding the democratization of the country, […]

24 May 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / No let up in the acts of aggression, harassment, criminalization and other attacks against women defenders in Nicaragua

Carla Verónica Cáceres, Amarilis Eunice Acevedo, María José Díaz, Tania Quintana, Petrona Pérez, María Castillo, Melba Mongalo and Luisa Molina Aggressions suffered Threats, harassment, intimidation, criminalization, defamation, and both physical and verbal acts of aggression THE FACTS – Despite multiple international protests, the positions adopted by official bodies such as the IACHR or the United […]

8 May 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Repression against students including members of the April 19 Student Movement

Students and members of the April 19 Student Movement Activity Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) Attacks suffered Excessive use of force, repression against the right to protest THE FACTS – During a press conference members of the April 19 Student Movement reported that in the early hours of Thursday, May 3, paramilitary forces linked to […]