Nicaraguan journalists denounce continuous violations of freedom of expression and press during the IACHR’s 173rd period of  sessions

Nicaraguan journalists denounce continuous violations of freedom of expression and press during the IACHR’s 173rd period of sessions

English, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OAS
Washington D.C., September 25. Three Nicaraguan media directors, speaking today to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), denounced the Nicaraguan state, saying it has not complied with the precautionary measures given by the commision to protect them, their families, and their staff, but has instead escalated persecution, threats, and reprisals against their journalistic work. Sergio León, director of La Costeñísima in Bluefields; Aníbal Toruño, director of Radio Darío in León and Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of the digital outlet Confidencial and the television news program Esta Semana, exposed their situation during the hearing “Implementation of Protective Precautionary Measures in Favor of Independent Journalists in Nicaragua,” held within the framework of the 173rd period of sessions of the IACHR. Ana Bolaños, on behalf of the Institute on Race, Equality and…
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UPR: Nicaraguan State rejects 100 recommendations aimed at resolving the current human rights crisis

UPR: Nicaraguan State rejects 100 recommendations aimed at resolving the current human rights crisis

English, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Spanish, UN
Geneva, September 20, 2019. United Nations member states participating in the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council adopted the Report of the Working Group with the results of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Nicaragua. This Report brings together a total of 259 recommendations to the State of Nicaragua made by other member States in order to help improve the human rights situation in the country, which has faced a serious human rights crisis since April 2018. We regret that the State of Nicaragua has rejected 124 recommendations, 100 of which  are related to the current crisis and propose the return of human rights mechanisms, freedom for all political prisoners, the full restitution of civil and political rights, the cessation of repression and security guarantees for Nicaraguan exiles to…
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Civil society from Cuba and Nicaragua will expose human rights violations at the 173rd period of sessions of the IACHR

Civil society from Cuba and Nicaragua will expose human rights violations at the 173rd period of sessions of the IACHR

English, IACHR, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Spanish
During the 173rd Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to be held from September 23 to October 2 in Washington, DC; the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) will participate in public hearings alongside multiple Cuban and Nicaraguan civil society organizations that will denounce the serious situation faced by activists, human rights defenders and independent journalists in their respective countries due to the repression, violence and harassment exercised by the regimes of Cuba and Nicaragua. We invite you to join the public hearings through the IACHR website and our social media. [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7190" img_size="800x800"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Monday, September 23, 2019 Hearing: “Serious human rights violations in Cuba” Despite the adoption of a new Cuban Constitution, the fundamental rights of the…
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The National Press Club invites to the event: “Global Voices: Journalism Under Threat in Nicaragua”

The National Press Club invites to the event: “Global Voices: Journalism Under Threat in Nicaragua”

CIDH, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, OEA, Spanish
On Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m., the NPC’s International Correspondents Committee (ICC) and Press Freedom Team invites you to join an event on media suppression in Nicaragua. Fresh from testifying at the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR), a delegation of four Nicaraguan journalists - three of whom remain in exile - will discuss the country’s recent descent into violence and repression. In April 2018, proposed changes to Nicaragua’s social security system sparked a series of street protests. Heavy-handed moves to repress the protests had the opposite effect, fanning the flames of dissent and leading to calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. As journalists moved in to cover the growing opposition movement, many found themselves directly in the firing line - facing arrest by police and violence…
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Human rights crisis in Nicaragua has not been resolved, according to High Commissioner for Human Rights, IACHR and activists

Human rights crisis in Nicaragua has not been resolved, according to High Commissioner for Human Rights, IACHR and activists

English, Nicaragua, NIcaragua, Spanish, UN
Geneva, September 10, 2019. The serious socio-political and human rights crisis that Nicaragua has suffered since April 2018 was exposed in all its magnitude this week during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. On Tuesday, High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presented an updated report on the situation in the country and various diplomatic delegations expressed their support to the people of the Nicaragua. A delegation of activists, journalists, former political prisoners, defenders of Nicaraguan human rights and international human rights organizations also attended the session. The Bachelet Report The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, communicated in her report that serious human rights violations have continued in Nicaragua, especially violations of the rights to peaceful assembly, to freedom of expression…
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