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Urgent Action: Attacks on defenders and journalists increase

Nicaraguan authorities continue to target journalists, human rights defenders and organizations. Recent attacks against freedom of expression and association indicate ongoing strategy to suppress dissenting voices.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:

  • Urging the President to immediately guarantee freedom of expression to media workers without repression, attacks, harassment and criminalisation;
  • Urging the National Police to stop harassing and attacking independent media, human rights organizations, human rights defenders, and other dissenting voices;
  • Urging the National Assembly to refrain from arbitrarily attacking human rights defenders by shutting down their organisations.




President of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra

Presidencia de la República,

frente a Palacio Nacional,

calle 4 Noroeste,

Managua, Nicaragua, 11001              

Fax: +505 2228 9090

Twitter: @DanielOrtega_Ni

Salutation: Dear Mr President


National Police Director

Francisco Javier Díaz Madriz

Metrocentro, 2 cuadras al Este,

edificio Faustino Ruiz, Plaza del Sol,

Managua, Nicaragua



Salutation: Dear Mr Director


National Assembly President 

Diputado Gustavo Porras Cortés

Complejo Legislativo Carlos Núñez,

Avenida Peatonal General Augusto Sandino,

Managua, Nicaragua


Salutation: Dear Mr Deputy


And copies to:



Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country

HER EXCELLENCY GUISELL MORALES-ECHAVERRY Embassy of Nicaragua Suite 31 Vicarage House 58-60 Kensington Church Street W8 4DB 020 7938 2373 Fax 020 7937 0952 embaniclondon@btconnect.com www.cancilleria.gob.ni

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.


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