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April 15, 2019 • Press Release

Nicaragua: State must put an end to a year of brutal repression

Ahead of the first anniversary of the Nicaraguan government’s violent crackdown on protests over social security reforms on 18 April 2018 – the beginning of a dark chapter of state repression that continues to this day – Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

March 25, 2019 • Press Release

Costa Rica: Authorities must guarantee the human rights of people fleeing the crisis in Nicaragua

The international community must support Costa Rica in its efforts to receive, protect and support people fleeing the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, said Amnesty International today.

March 21, 2019 • Press Release

Nicaragua: UN Human Rights Council takes important step to address human rights crisis

In response to the resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council passed today to put in place monitoring and reporting on the ongoing human rights crisis in Nicaragua, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

March 7, 2019 • Press Release

Nicaragua: Respect for human rights is key to resolving crisis

In the context of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, has said: “The human rights situation in Nicaragua continues to deteriorate badly. Despite the apparent calm, there are constant allegations of arbitrary detention and torture of people deprived of their liberty. The civil society organizations whose legal registration was canceled by the government are still unable to work freely in the country and the harassment of journalists and human rights defenders has not stopped either.”

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.