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Nicaragua: Government’s shameful denial of human rights violations is part of its strategy of repression

    June 22, 2018

    In response to the government of President Daniel Ortega’s outright rejection of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ report on grave human rights violations committed in the context of the recent protests in Nicaragua, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

    “It’s shameful that the government of President Ortega is denying the undeniable. There is a wealth of evidence, including thousands of testimonies, to show that the Nicaraguan state has committed terrible human rights violations and continues to do so on a daily basis. This has to stop before more lives are lost.

    “The government’s reaction to today’s findings by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights demonstrates that the rhetoric of denial and division form part of its strategy of repression of the

    Nicaraguan people. We remind the state that it has an obligation under international law to protect the human rights of everyone, without distinction or discrimination.”

    For more information please contact Elizabeth Berton-Hunter, Media Relations 416-363-9933 ext 332 bberton-hunter@amnesty.ca

     Nicaragua: Violence and state repression intensify despite numerous efforts at dialogue (News, 21 June 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/nicaragua-aumenta-la-violencia-y-la-represion-estatal-a-pesar-de-los-multiples-esfuerzos-de-dialogo/

     Nicaragua: OAS member states must not turn their back on the victims of repression (News, 5 June 2018),

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/nicaragua-oas-member-states-must-not-turn-their-back-on-the-victims-of-repression/

    Nicaragua: Violent attack on mass Mother’s Day march in Managua (News, 30 May 2018),

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/nicaragua-violento-ataque-a-multitudinaria-marcha-de-las-madres-en-managua/

    Nicaragua: Authorities unleashed a lethal strategy of repression against protesters (News, 29 May 2018),

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/nicaragua-authorities-unleashed-a-lethal-strategy-of-repression-against-protesters/

    Shoot to kill: Nicaragua's strategy to repress protest (Report, 29 May 2018),

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr43/8470/2018/en/