10/18/2019

Urgent Action Update: Over 130 People Remain in Detention (Nicaragua: UA 82.19)


After one year and a half since the beginning of the crisis in Nicaragua, at least 130 people continue detained, among them is Maria Guadalupe Ruiz Briceño (22), a student imprisoned after she participated in a July 2019 protest. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release and drop all charges of those detained solely on the grounds of their exercise of the 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. After one year and a half since the beginning of the crisis, at least 130 people continue imprisoned, including the student María Guadalupe Ruiz Briceño, who was detained with violence by the police on July 2019 right after participating in a protest.

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

Yours sincerely,

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