11/19/2019

Urgent Action Update: Activists Detained in Nicaragua (Nicaragua: UA 82.19)


On 14 November 2019, the Nicaraguan police detained and imprisoned at least 13 activists while leaving the San Miguel Parish Church in Masaya (Nicaragua). The activists were giving water to a group of people on hunger strike to demand the release of their relatives, who were detained for participating in the protests of 18 April 2018. The protests broke out following the government’s attempt to implement unpopular and non-consulted social security reforms and were met with violent repression. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to drop all charges and immediately release all those detained solely on the grounds of exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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Daniel Ortega Saavedra
President of Nicaragua
c/o Minister for Foreign Affairs
Del cine González 1 c. al Sur,
sobre Avenida Bolivar,
Managua, Nicaragua
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @DenisCanciller
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: [email protected]
Facebook: @embassyofnicaragua
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

Dear President Ortega,

I write to express my concern about the continued persecution and criminalization strategy in Nicaragua since the protests of 18 April 2018. According to reports from local organizations, on 14 November, the Nicaraguan police detained at least 13 activists solely on the grounds of showing solidarity with a group of individuals on hunger strike, who were demanding the release of over 130 people in detention since the protests of 18 April 2018.

I urge you to drop all charges and immediately release all people detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, in accordance with international standards.

Yours sincerely,

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