Nicaragua

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


Nicaraguan government interferes with citizen activism and closes space for opposition

Civic space violations continue in Nicaragua, especially after the municipal elections where violence against activists and political parties was reported. Read more

Nicaraguan government interferes with citizen activism and closes space for opposition


Land rights defender arbitrarily detained for over 40 hours

Activists in Nicaragua continue to work in a hostile environment Read more

Land rights defender arbitrarily detained for over 40 hours