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Nicaragua: New evidence reveals enforced disappearances by Ortega's government

Nicaraguan authorities have continued their brazen attack on human rights defenders with a series of enforced disappearances
Nicaraguan authorities have continued their brazen attack on human rights defenders with a series of enforced disappearances

Ten cases of enforced disappearances documented in latest wave of detentions Families rely on scraps of information from police officers to piece together where loves ones are held ‘We live in a prison called Nicaragua’ - family member of Dora María Téllez The Nicaraguan authorities have continued their brazen attack on human rights defenders with a series of enforced disappearances, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. The repressive actions of President Ortega's government have led to more than a hundred people being deprived of their liberty, with many of those held in

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Nicaragua: Fears of deepening human rights crisis as Ortega announces new presidential bid

Paint-bombed government poster on a street in Managua.
Paint-bombed government poster on a street in Managua. © Amnesty International

Daniel Ortega seeking fourth presidential term in November election More than 100,000 people have already fled country ‘Ortega holds a position in which he will be protected from any investigation against him’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas Amnesty International has reiterated its call for an end to human rights violations in Nicaragua after President Daniel Ortega announced he will stand for a fourth consecutive term in the county’s November’s election. President Ortega’s announcement that he will stand as a candidate for the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front comes during a rolling three

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Nicaragua: Oretga ensures pre-election period 'plagued by repression' as political challengers arrested

Paint-bombed government poster on a street in Managua.
Paint-bombed government poster on a street in Managua. © Grace Gonzalez/Amnesty International

Ahead of November’s presidential elections, Daniel Ortega’s government continues repressive strategy against possible challengers Amnesty’s report highlights the Government’s tactics to deepen repression in Nicaragua In response to news that four presidential hopefuls and two public figures in national politics have been arrested, as well as legal harassment against human rights defenders, journalists and independent media, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said: “The Nicaraguan authorities are once again using the judiciary to intimidate and silence human rights

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Americas: Health workers at 'horrendous risk' of COVID-19 as governments fail to offer protection to those on frontline

Americas has more than 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 - around half of all positive-tested cases globally Workers are enduring unsafe conditions with insufficient protective equipment and risk reprisals from authorities or employers if they speak out Amnesty urges countries to prioritise and protect health workers’ rights and calls on US to take swift and decisive action to guarantee continued funding to the WHO ‘It’s impossible to protect the health of one billion people… if governments insist on silencing the whistle-blowers, journalists and health workers who courageously raise their

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16 activists released; 61 people remain in prison

Activists known as “Aguadores” were released on 30 December but still face charges.

7th update on UA 82/219

16 ACTIVISTS RELEASED; 61 PEOPLE REMAIN IN PRISON

16 activists released, 61 people remain in prison

Protest in Nicaragua

Fifth update: Released activists still face charges

13 activists arrested for giving water to people on hunger strike will be brought to court on 30 January 2020.

Fifth update on UA 082/19

Urgent Action Update: Over 130 people remain in detention in Nicaragua

A year and a half since the beginning of the crisis in Nicaragua, at least 130 people continue to be detained.

Third update on UA: 082/19

Urgent Action Update: Detention continues for over a hundred persons

Scores of people continue detained in Nicaragua after more than one year from the beginning of the human rights crisis.

2nd Update on UA 82/19 Issued 30/08/2019

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.

UA 82/19 issued 13/06/2019
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