UN rights office calls for end to ‘repression and retaliation’ in crisis-torn Nicaragua


Protesters in Managua take part in a march to demand an end to violence in Nicaragua. The banner reads “This struggle is non-violent” in Spanish. Artículo 66

GENEVA, Switzerland — The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where “repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue … as the world looks away.”

A new report from the UN human rights office has detailed what it describes as numerous violations carried out by the Nicaraguan government after mass protests erupted in mid-April over planed social security reforms.

“The violence and impunity of these past four months have exposed the fragility of the country’s institutions and the rule of law, and created a climate of fear and…

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