Nicaragua

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / During the month of August, 42 more feminist and women’s rights organizations lost their legal status, with a total of 147 illegally canceled by Daniel Ortega since 2018.

Last month, the illegitimate, misogynous, neoliberal regime of Daniel Ortega continued to persecute human rights defenders in Nicaragua. Waves of massive cancellations resulted in a monthly average of 47 feminist and women’s rights organizations that were illegally and arbitrarily shut down, with a total of 147 such organizations illegally canceled since 2018.  It is important […]

6 September 2022

“What would you do to speak with your son?” – Campaign in solidarity with Suyen Barahona, a feminist political prisoner in Nicaragua.

🚨Feminist and human rights defender Suyen Barahona has not been able to communicate with her 5 year-old son for the past 15 months. 🔴The people who hold her prisoner do not allow her to speak with him or receive drawings or photographs. ⚠️The last time the child saw his mother was when the police came […]

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Daniel Ortega shuts down feminist community radio station Radio Vos, along with eight other local radio stations and a television channel

On August 2, 2022, in a recent effort to control all news media and censor independent reporting, the Daniel Ortega government, through the Nicaraguan Telecommunications and Postal Services Institute (Telcor),   ordered the cancelation of the license of the feminist community radio Station, Radio Vos, in the province of Matagalpa, and shut down eight other […]

30 August 2022

“What would you do to hug your daughter?” Campaign launched in solidarity with Tamara Dávila, who may be on a hunger strike demanding to see her daughter

Political prisoner Tamara Dávila reportedly on hunger strike to be allowed to see her daughter.  Tamara has been unjustly imprisoned and isolated for 15 months without being able to see her daughter – a very serious violation of the rights both of them.  There are signs that Nicaraguan feminist activist and woman human rights defender […]

19 August 2022

State of Nicaragua withdraws from the CAT review and calls it “Provocative”

Washington D.C. / Geneva, July 18, 2022-. The Committee Against Torture (CAT) summoned the State of Nicaragua to a review under the Convention against Torture and  Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on Thursday, July 14. The Nicaraguan delegation did not attend and, through a letter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada, […]

19 July 2022