12/18/2018

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.

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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.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging them to guarantee freedom of expression to human rights defenders and media workers without repression, attacks, harassment and criminalisation;
  • Urging them to stop harassing and attacking human rights organizations, human rights defenders, independent media and other dissenting voices;
  • Urging them to halt the strategy of repression by shutting down human rights organisations.

Contact these two officials by 21 January 2019:

President of Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega Saavedra
Presidencia de la República

frente a Palacio Nacional, calle 4 Noroeste
Managua, Nicaragua, 11001
Fax: +505 2228 9090
Twitter: @DanielOrtega_Ni
Salutation: Dear Mr President

Ambassador Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker
Embassy of Nicaragua
1627 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Washington DC 20009
Phone: 202 939 6570 I Fax: 202 939 6545
Email: fcam[email protected] -OR- [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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