Nicaragua

STATEMENT / IM-DEFENSORAS DENOUNCES THE ILLEGAL EXPULSION FROM NICARAGUA OF NICARAGUAN WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AND CITIZEN ANA QUIRÓS

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, November 28, 2018 – On Monday, November 26th, after entering the offices of the Ministry of Migration and Alien Affairs (DGME) of Nicaragua in response to a previous subpoena, the Nicaraguan feminist and human rights defender, Ana Quirós, was illegally detained and subsequently expelled from the country, then taken to Costa Rican […]

29 November 2018

#WHRDAlertNICARAGUA / Siege, surveillance, persecution and intimidation campaign intensifies against Nicaraguan feminists

Dora Téllez, Sofía Montenegro, Azahálea Solís, Ana Margarita Vigil, Tamara Dávila, Suyen Barahona, Violeta Granera Activity Women’s rights, Political rights Attacks experienced Siege, surveillance, persecution and intimidation THE FACTS – As of this past November 23rd, the Vice President of the Nicaraguan government, Rosario Murillo, has made statements that point out and criminalize feminist women and […]

28 November 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Intimidation and infringement of rights to protest and to freedom of expression and mobilization, targeting women defenders, families of political prisoners, and CENIDH members

Women defenders, families of political prisoners, and CENIDH members Activity The right to defend human rights, Freedom of expression and mobilization Attacks experienced Intimidation; Infringement of the rights to protest and to freedom of expression and mobilization THE FACTS – On the morning of Tuesday, November 6th, a group made up of family members of political […]

7 November 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Between 20 and 25 hooded men break into cells of women political prisoners and brutally beat them

Women political prisoners Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Criminalization, judicial prosecution, torture, cruel and inhumane treatment THE FACTS – As denounced by famílies of women held political prisoners by the Nicaraguan government in the context of the social and political human rights crisis experienced since last April 19th in the country, on Friday, October […]

31 October 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of defender Haydeé Castillo

Haydeé Castillo Organization Leadership Institute of the Segovias, Segovian Women’s Movement Activity Women’s rights; political, environmental and territorial rights Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, criminalization THE FACTS – On Sunday October 14th, at the Managua airport, Haydeé Castillo was forced to get off of her American Airlines Flight and then arrested and taken to the prison known […]

17 October 2018