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December 21, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Report affirms the government of President Ortega has committed crimes against humanity

In response to the publication of the “Report on the Acts of Violence Occurred Between April 18 and May 30, 2018 in Nicaragua,” by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI-Nicaragua) today, Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “The damning report by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts reveals that the government of …

Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Organizations at Risk (Nicaragua: UA 160.18)

As the National Assembly approved cancelling the legal registration of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), the National Police broke into their offices, and the premises of other three human rights organisations and an independent newspaper. These recent attacks are examples of the continued strategy of repression by the Nicaraguan state against journalists and human rights defenders.

December 12, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Attack on CENIDH is a blow for human rights

In response to the decree by Nicaragua’s National Assembly cancelling the legal registration of the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (CENIDH) today, Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

Report

Instilling terror: From lethal force to persecution in Nicaragua

From the beginning of June, the government of President Daniel Ortega intensified its strategy for repression in a so-called “clean-up” operation, targeting protesters with arbitrary arrests, torture, and the widespread and indiscriminate use of lethal force by police and heavily armed pro-government groups, said Amnesty International today in a new report.

Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Wave of Detentions of Students and Activists (Nicaragua: UA 169.18)

Detention of student leaders and other social activists have increased in Nicaragua as the government persists in its strategy of persecution and criminalization as a punishment against those taking part in nationwide protests.

September 2, 2018 • Press Release

Costa Rica: Amnesty International delegation to meet Vice President to discuss the situation in Nicaragua

An Amnesty International delegation led by Americas Director Erika Guevara-Rosas will travel to San José from 3 to 6 September to discuss the human rights crisis in Nicaragua with Costa Rican officials, including a meeting with the Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Epsy Campbell Barr, on 4 September.

August 31, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: In its attempt to avoid international scrutiny, government makes apparent its responsibility for human rights violations

Following the decision of President Daniel Ortega’s government to expel the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights mission one day after the presentation of its report “Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Context of the Protests in Nicaragua”, on the serious crisis which the country has been facing since 18 April of this year, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:

July 25, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Amnesty International condemns killing of Brazilian medical student

In response to the fatal shooting of the Brazilian medical student Raynéia Gabrielle Lima in Nicaragua on 23 July, Jurema Werneck, executive director of Amnesty International Brazil, said: “The repression of the civilian population and the violation of the right to protest in Nicaragua is unacceptable. The killing of the Brazilian national Raynéia Gabrielle Lima occurred at a time when violent …

July 18, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Government must end repression after three months of senseless slaughter

Three months after the government of President Daniel Ortega first unleashed its lethal strategy of repression on student demonstrators on 18 April, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said: “Three months after the state repression began in Nicaragua, around 300 people have been killed – the vast majority of them by police or pro-government …

July 10, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: State repression has reached deplorable levels

The repressive actions of the Nicaraguan government have reached deplorable levels, Amnesty International said today, after one of the bloodiest weekends since the repression of protests began almost three months ago.