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Urgent Action: Dozens of people remain in detention

Following the approval of an amnesty law by the Nicaraguan assembly, 56 people were released on 11 June 2019, including student leaders Amaya Coppens and Christopher Olivas, and journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora. However, dozens of people remain in prison, and the recently approved amnesty law would continue to endanger the truth, justice and reparation of the victims of the crisis. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release and drop all charges against all those detained solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:


President of Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega Saavedra
c/o Minister for Foreign Affairs
Del cine González 1 c. al Sur, 
sobre Avenida Bolivar, 
Managua, Nicaragua 
Twitter: @DenisCanciller
Salutation: Dear President Ortega

And copies to: 

Vice President of Nicaragua 
Rosario Murillo Zambrana
Presidencia de la República, 
frente a Palacio Nacional, 
calle 4 Noroeste, Managua, 
Nicaragua, 11001 
Fax: +505 2228 9090 
Salutation: Dear Mr Vice President 

National Police director 
Francisco Javier Díaz Madriz
Metrocentro, 2 cuadras al Este, 
edificio Faustino Ruiz, 
Plaza del Sol, Managua, Nicaragua
Twitter: @PoliciaNica
Salutation: Dear Mr Director 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HER EXCELLENCY GUISELL MORALES-ECHAVERRY Embassy of Nicaragua Suite 2 Vicarage House 58-60 Kensington Church Street W8 4DB 020 7938 2373 Fax 020 7937 0952

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

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