[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 […]
After five years awaiting justice in the assassination of our sister Berta Cáceres Flores, today July 5th, 2021, we are celebrating in the streets, on social media, in the courts and in our communities. Thanks to the tireless struggle of Berta’s family and COPINH, one of the co-authors of this atrocious assassination will finally have […]
[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Consolidation of Police State places Nicaraguan women human rights defenders in grave risk situation.
We of IM-Defensoras are extremely concerned about the repressive upsurge in Nicaragua, which has primarily been evident in the consolidation of a Police State: a rise in campaigns of harassment, detentions, house arrests, searches, and criminalization, using unconstitutional judicial measures against comrades who are activists and women human rights defenders. We are monitoring the situation […]
[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police arbitrarily attack and retain AMA members; confiscate their belongings and materials commemorating the third anniversary of the Mother’s Day Massacre
Members of the Mothers of April Association (AMA) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations. On Sunday afternoon, May 30, national police agents and armed civilians attacked members of the Mothers of April Association (AMA), who had just held a private event at the Central American University (UCA) in commemoration of the persons killed […]
[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / In electoral context, government steps up attacks on freedom of expression, information and association.
This Thursday May 20, for the second time, police broke into the offices of the news media Confidencial, attacking and arbitrarily arresting national and international journalists who were present. This breaking and entering took place with no advance notification of administrative or judicial orders. Today it was also reported that an investigatory process has been […]