09/03/2019

Urgent Action Update: Detention Continues for Over a Hundred Persons (Nicaragua: UA 82.19)


Scores of people continue detained in Nicaragua after more than one year from the beginning of the human rights crisis. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release and drop all charges against 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 April 2018. After more than one year from the start of the human rights crisis, at least 120 people continue in detention, despite calls from the Human Rights Council and the OAS Permanent Council for their release, and the Nicaraguan government’s commitment to free them all by 18 June 2019.

I urge you to immediately release and drop all charges against all those detained solely on the grounds of exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly since 18 April 2018.

Yours sincerely,

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