Nicaragua

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan women activists, journalists and human rights defenders experience prolonged situation of police harassment, surveillance and illegal home retentions.

Women activists, journalists and human rights defenders  Activity Right to defend rights, right to inform, social and political rights. Since last April 18th, in the context of the commemoration of the anniversary of the social uprising of 2018, the police harassment of women activists, journalists and human rights defenders has intensified. Such harassment has taken […]

30 April 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / National Police intensify campaign of harassment and attacks against members of the April Mothers Association and CENIDH.

April Mothers Association (AMA) and Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations; the right to defend rights.  During the last week, coinciding with the recent commemoration of the third anniversary of the social uprising of 2018 in Nicaragua, we of IM-Defensoras have denounced repeated police attacks against members […]

26 April 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police surround mothers of April 2018 victims, harass them, and decommission commemorative books of their murdered sons.

Mothers of April Association (AMA) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations. On Monday, April 19, a group of women defenders belonging to the Mothers of April Association (AMA) in Masaya and Carazo  were surrounded and harassed by police agents  at a bus stop outside the Central American University (UCA). The agents decommissioned their […]

21 April 2021
Kalua Salazar

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / National Police make attempt on the life of journalist Kalua Salazar and stop her from leaving her besieged home.

In the early morning hours of Monday, April 19, National Police agents made an attempt on the life of reporter Kalua Salazar and prevented her from leaving her home to go to her workplace at Radio Costeñísima.  The journalist and human rights defender has reported that when she was about to go to work, she […]

20 April 2021

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / A Call to the International Community to stay alert to heightened repression in the context of the anniversary of the social uprising of April 18, 2018

We of IM-Defensoras are deeply concerned about the escalation that we have observed during the last few days in the number and severity of attacks against women human rights defenders in Nicaragua. We understand this tendency of heightened repression as a government strategy to maintain social control and a de facto state of siege in […]

17 April 2021