01/10/2020

Urgent Action Update: Released Activists Still Face Charges (Nicaragua: UA 82.19)


The 13 activists arrested on 14 November 2019 after giving water to a group of people on hunger strike to demand the release of their relatives were among the 91 people released on 30 December 2019. However, they still face charges and will be brought to court on 30 January 2020. According to local groups, 65 people detained in the aftermath of the April 2018 protests remain in prison. 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
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 April 2018 protests took place. According to local organizations, despite the recent release of 91 detainees, 65 people remain in prison. Moreover, the charges against 13 activists arrested on 14 November 2019 after giving water to a group of people on hunger strike demanding the release of their relatives haven’t been dismissed and they continue to face trial.

I urge you to uphold the rights of these persons to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, to drop all charges against them, and to immediately release all people detained for exercising their basic rights.

Yours sincerely,

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