Nicaragua

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Kidnapping, forced disappearance and torture of student leader Zayda Hernández

ZAYDA HERNÁNDEZ Organization April 19th University Movement Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Kidnapping, forced disappearance, torture THE FACTS – Last Friday, May 17th, defender Zayda Hernández was arbitrarily kidnapped near the Managua Cathederal while she was participating in a protest against the murder of political prisoner Eddy Montes Praslin. On Sunday afternoon, May 19th, […]

21 May 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Besiegement, harassment and physical attacks against Marlen Chow and Jennifer Brown

Marlen Chow and Jennifer Brown Activity Feminist activists and women human rights defenders Attacks experienced Besiegement, harassment and physical attacks THE FACTS – Marlen Chow, a feminist activist and human rights defender with a long, widely recognized history of activism has denounced harassment and besiegement by persons who have been questioning neighbors about her and her […]

25 March 2019

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Eight women political prisoners launch hunger strike in La Esperanza prison

On Wednesday, February 27, eight women political prisoners in La Esperanza prison began an indefinite hunger strike to condemn the constant acts of humilliation and the cruel and inhuman treatment to which they are personally subjected, as previously denounced by IM-Defensoras. With their strike, they also challenge the government repression and para-police violence now being […]

8 March 2019

CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua!

READ/DOWNLOAD CALL TO ACTION   CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua! #SetThemFree Sister comrades, feminists, defenders, leaders, networks, organizations, collectives… This is a call to action in solidarity with women political prisoners in Nicaragua, who have been criminalized, persecuted, judicially prosecuted and convicted since April of 2018. During this time […]

7 March 2019