Sixteen Nicaraguan activists detained in November 2019 for giving water to a group of people on hunger strike were released on 30 December 2019, but still face charges. The trial of the “Aguadores”, as they are known, was scheduled for 30 January, but got postponed. According to local organizations, 65 people detained in the aftermath of the April 2018 protests remain in prison. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to drop all charges and immediately release all those detained solely on the grounds of exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
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