Nicaragua

Concern after brutal attack on women HRDs in prison

On 26th October 2018, a group of masked and armed men broke in the cell of women political prisoners and beat 17 of them. Read more

 Concern after brutal attack on women HRDs in prison

Criminalisation of activists and protesters continue forcing people to leave the country

The Nicaraguan government continues to harass and criminalise human rights defenders in the country. On 14th October 2018, two prominent social leaders, Haydeé Castillo and Lottie Cunningham, were detained and prevented from travelling to Washington DC. Read more

 Criminalisation of activists and protesters continue forcing people to leave the country
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'They treat us inhumanely', said campesino leader Medardo Mairena from prison

Harassment and attacks against human rights defenders and social leaders in Nicaragua continue. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has granted precautionary measures to protect the rights of more than a hundred people "who are at serious and urgent risk of irreparable harm to their human rights". Read more

'They treat us inhumanely', said campesino leader Medardo Mairena from prison



275 people killed since the protests started

The Centro Nicaraguense para los Derechos Humanos (CENIDH) confirmed that 275 people have been killed during the series of protests that started in April 2018. Read more

275 people killed since the protests started

Protection measures granted due to grave risks faced by activists at protests

On 21st May, the IACHR granted precautionary measures to 13 leaders of a student movement and their families due to risks they have faced. The Commission noted that the activists have been attacked when participating in protests as well as in other civic activities, such as food distribution and health care during demonstrations. Read more

Protection measures granted due to grave risks faced by activists at protests

Hundreds of NGOs demand an end to the state's repression of the right to peaceful assembly

323 local, regional and international organisations signed a statement demanding that the government of Nicaragua end its repression of the right to peacefully assemble. Read more

Hundreds of NGOs demand an end to the state's repression of the right to peaceful assembly

Regressive changes to social security system lead to protests and a brutal crackdown

At least 25 people died during protests in Nicaragua over the government's plans to change the social security system. Several protesters were reported injured and detained. Read more

Regressive changes to social security system lead to protests and a brutal crackdown