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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.

July 3, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Government commitment to dialogue appears insincere

In response to the constant repression of the Nicaraguan population by the government of President Daniel Ortega, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

June 22, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Government’s shameful denial of human rights violations is part of its strategy of repression

In response to the government of President Daniel Ortega’s outright rejection of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ report on grave human rights violations committed in the context of the recent protests in Nicaragua, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said: “It’s shameful that the government of President Ortega is denying the undeniable. There …

June 21, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Violence and state repression intensify despite numerous efforts at dialogue

Nicaragua remains mired in an ongoing cycle of violence, despite numerous efforts by Nicaraguan civil society for national dialogue and calls from international organizations to stop the grave violations of human rights committed by state agents and affiliated groups. Amnesty International has continued to monitor and document the grave human rights crisis in the country …

June 5, 2018 • Press Release

Nicaragua: OAS member states must not turn their back on the victims of repression

In a response to the “Draft Declaration of Support for the People of Nicaragua” presented by the permanent missions of the United States and Nicaragua, to be discussed and voted at the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said the following:

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Shoot to kill: Nicaragua’s strategy to suppress protest

Nicaraguan authorities have adopted a strategy of repression, characterized by the excessive use of force, extrajudicial executions, control of the media, and the use of pro-government armed groups, to crush protests in which at least 81 people have been killed, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

May 28, 2018 • Press Release

Amnesty International documents armed attack on students in Nicaragua

Students from the National University of Engineering who were defending their campus in Managua, Nicaragua, were attacked with firearms today, confirmed Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, in a live broadcast from her Facebook account.

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Urgent Action: State Repressing Demonstrators (Nicaragua: 80.18)

Nicaraguan authorities have responded violently to demonstrations taking place throughout the country by repressing protesters, and violating their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. At least 28 people have been killed in this context since 18 April, including students.