Nicaragua: Further information on the case of Jean Paul Genie
AI has been monitoring the investigation into the killing of Jean Paul Genie Lacayo for the past four years. This report summarizes AI's concerns about serious irregularities in the judicial proceedings. Jean Paul Genie Lacayo, 16, was shot dead on 28 October 1990 as he attempted to overtake what is alleged to have been a military escort for General Humberto Ortega. The investigation into the killing is under the jursidiction of the military justice system. AI considers that this has proved to be a major obstacle to the bringing to justice of those responsible for the killing. AI has urged the authorities repeatedly in recent years to end the impunity which has surrounded alleged human rights violations, both by government forces and armed rebel groups in Nicaragua.