Nicaragua

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Physical attack, intimidation and besiegement of Marcela Foster, defender of the right to self-determination and autonomy of indigenous peoples

MARCELA FOSTER Activity The rights of indigenous peoples Attacks Physical attack, intimidation and besiegement THE FACTS – According to information reported by the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN), on Wednesday morning, June 26th, defender Marcela Foster, of the Twi Yahbra territory in the community of Kamla, together with […]

1 July 2019

[STATEMENT] The government of Nicaragua intends to give a false closure to the serious political and human rights crisis, but there are still political prisoners and repression and violence continue by the police, paramilitary forces and political operators

Latin America, June 19, 2019 –Tuesday, June 18th marked the end of the period in which the Nicaraguan government had promised to release all political prisoners detained in the context of the political and human rights crisis that the country has gone through since April 2018. Yet records show that more than 84 people are […]

20 June 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Only hours after defender’s release, home and husband of Irlanda Jerez targeted by paramilitary forces

IRLANDA JEREZ Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Intimidation, harassment, assault on home, attack on family member THE FACTS – On Tuesday morning June 11th, just a few hours after defender and political prisoner Irlanda Jerez was released from prison, a group of approximately ten paramilitary agents arrived at her home in trucks, searched and […]

12 June 2019

[STATEMENT] Serious infringements of the right to mobilization and social protest persist in Nicaragua

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, May 28, 2019 – The march to free political prisoners called for Sunday, May 26th, could not be held due to the large-scale deployment of security forces and paramilitary groups that suppressed and inhibited people who intended to demonstrate peacefully. This repression occurred despite previous admonitions reiterated by international human rights entities […]

29 May 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Threats of death and sexual violence against ICW-Latina’s Arely Cano and family members

ARELY CANO Organization International Community of Women with HIV (ICW – Latina) Activity Rights of persons living with HIV Attacks experienced Threats of death and sexual violence THE FACTS – The Secretary General of ICW-Latina, Arely Cano, has denounced that ever since she publicly reported the serious problem of a shortage of medicine for HIV […]

26 May 2019