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Nicaragua: Rights experts decry persecution of Government opponents

The Nicaraguan Government continues to perpetrate “serious systematic human rights violations, tantamount to crimes against humanity,” an expert group appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday.

Nicaraguan beauty Sheynnis Palacios wins Miss Universe 2023

Nicaragua's Sheynnis Palacios has written her name on the pages of the country's fashion history after she won the Miss Universe 2023 title during a mega event held at the Jose Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador on Sunday (November 19, 2023).

Crimes against humanity likely committed in Nicaragua, says independent rights probe

New York: Crimes against humanity in Nicaragua that have held the population there “hostage”, have likely been committed by pro-Government groups and sanctioned at the highest level since 2018, UN-appointed independent rights investigators said on Thursday.

UN rights chief reports on intensified ‘climate of oppression’ in Nicaragua

New York: The “climate of oppression” in Nicaragua has only intensified in recent months, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, said on Thursday.

Rights experts decry shut down of civic space in Nicaragua

Nicaragua must comply with its international obligations to respect and guarantee fundamental freedoms, two experts appointed by the UN and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) said in a joint declaration issued on Monday.

Amid ‘inhumane’ conditions, Bachelet urges Nicaragua to release all detainees

New York: The human rights situation in Nicaragua has continued to decline over the past three months, with detainees being held in appalling conditions, civic space shrinking, and an “unprecedented” rise in people fleeing the country, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.

Nicaragua: New law heralds damaging crackdown on civil society, UN warns

New York: Under the guise of preventing money-laundering and cutting off terrorist financing, a new law in Nicaragua further restricts the functioning of civil society, “contrary to the country’s human rights obligations”, the spokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Monday.

‘Sharp rise’ in Nicaraguans fleeing to Costa Rica, strains asylum system

New York: Around three per cent of Costa Rica’s population is now made up of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

Nicaragua must stop attacking and undermining human rights defenders

New York: An independent UN expert has deplored a recent spate of attacks against human rights defenders in Nicaragua and called on Thursday for the Government to immediately halt them.

Nicaragua : Amidst ‘socio-political and human rights crisis’, independent expert condemns environmental defender’s death

New York: An independent UN human rights expert condemned on Monday the murder of an indigenous environmental defender in Nicaragua, calling for those responsible to be “duly investigated and brought to justice”.

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country

New York/IBNS: Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Nicaragua ‘crisis’ still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): Nicaragua’s on-going human rights crisis can be resolved peacefully through dialogue, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday, before expressing concern about allegations of torture and murder of protesters involved in last year’s anti-Government demonstrations.

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

New York, Apr 17 (IBNS): Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and inclusive dialogue,” the United Nations rights chief said on Friday.

Respect people’s peaceful assembly and fair trail rights, UN human rights wing urges Nicaragua

New York, Nov 24 (IBNS): Nicaragua must respect the rights to free opinion and expression and to peaceful assembly, the United Nations human rights wing said on Friday, amid reports that authorities are continuing to criminalize legitimate actions of social leaders and others associated with protests that erupted in the country earlier this year.