Nicaragua

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Interior Ministry agents break into offices of Nicaraguan Network for Local Development, arresting Administrator Reginela López

On Thursday morning, February 7th, agents of the Ministry of Interior of Nicaragua illegally broke into the offices of the Nicaraguan Network for Democracy and Local Development and arbitrarily arrested Reginela López and Eduardo Maya, the network´s administrator and accountant. The Nicaraguan Network for Democracy and Local Development brings together more than 22 organizations that […]

8 February 2019

STATEMENT / We demand freedom for Ruth Matute, political prisoner in Nicaragua!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Ruth Matute has been a political prisoner in Nicaragua since October 2018. She is recuperating from an operation due to a severe heart condition and her life is in danger. Mesoamerica, January 31st, 2019 – We, the 179 undersigned organizations demand that the Nicaraguan government immediately free Ruth Matute, who has been held […]

31 January 2019

International Organisations Establish ‘International Observatory of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua’

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  April 18, 2018 marked a watershet moment in the recent history of Nicaragua, with the outbreak of a political and social crisis that has seriously impacted the respect for and guarantee of human rights of the Nicaraguan people. Nine months since the start of the human rights crisis, state repression against protesters, leaders, […]

18 January 2019

#CallToAction NICARAGUA / We demand immediate freedom for Ruth Matute

The life of Ruth Matute, who was arbitrarily arrested in October, 2018, is in danger due to her critical state of health. She suffers from heart failure and just had emergency surgery to replace her pacemaker that no longer worked. WE CALL ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO PRESSURE THE NICARAGUAN GOVERNMENT TO GRANT HER IMMEDIATE […]

10 January 2019

#UrgenAlert NICARAGUA / Police illegally break into home of Dora María Téllez

On Monday morning, January 7th, police agents illegally broke into the Ticuantepe home of the historic Sandinista activist and human rights defender Dora María Téllez. The defender reports that some of the agents were masked and that a drone flew over her house, which had been subjected to siege and surveillance for three months. We […]

9 January 2019