Urgent Action update: Human rights organisations at risk

As the National Assembly approved cancelling the legal registration of the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (CENIDH), the National Police broke into their offices, and the premises of other three human rights organisations and an independent newspaper. These recent attacks are examples of the continued strategy of repression by the Nicaraguan state against journalists and human rights defenders.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Spanish, or your own language, to the Nicaraguan authorities:

  • Urging them to guarantee freedom of expression to human rights defenders and media workers without repression, attacks, harassment and criminalisation;
  • Urging them to stop harassing and attacking human rights organisations, human rights defenders, independent media and other dissenting voices;
  • Urging them to halt the strategy of repression by shutting down human rights 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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