Nicaragua: New turn in the human rights crisis

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La Prensa/Jader Flores

In 2022, the regime led by Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo intensified its repression and continued to violate the human rights of Nicaraguans. The year 2023 began with a new wave of repression, with 317 Nicaraguans being stripped of their nationality. This aberrant measure had previously only been used in the Americas region against nine people, by the Pinochet dictatorship. This has demonstrated that the regime has no limits and is prepared to do anything to remain in power.

FIDH and CENIDH have prepared this note summarising some of these serious human rights violations, which remain in total impunity and are an affront to the international community’s commitment to the protection of humans rights and the rule of law. Therefore, we call on States and,in particular, the United Nations Human Rights Council to renew for 2 years the mandate of the Group of Human Rights Experts on Nicaragua and the United Nations Resolution 49/3 of 2022 on Nicaragua.

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