04/24/2018

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.

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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.

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

  • Calling on the President of Nicaragua to immediately guarantee the rights to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Urging the authorities to engage in dialogue with civil society sectors, including the victims of state repression, to find a peaceful solution to this grave situation;
  • Calling on them to launch a timely, impartial and independent investigation into the attacks and killings, to make the results public and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Calling on them to immediatly release those detained only on the grounds of their peaceful excercise of their freedom of expression.

Contact these two officials by 5 June, 2018:

President of the Republic
Daniel Ortega
Presidencia de la Republica, frente a Palacio Nacional, 4 Calle Noroeste
Managua, Nicaragua, 11001
Fax: +505 2228 9090
Twitter: @EPP_Nicaragua, @DanielOrtega_Ni
Salutation: Dear President/ Estimado Presidente

H.E. Ambassador Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker,
Embassy of Nicaragua
1627 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: 202 939 6570 I Fax: 1 202 939 6545
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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