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Nicaragua: Nine women’s rights defenders (Letter writing marathon case sheet)

, Index number: AMR 43/014/2009

Nine women’s rights defenders are facing legal proceedings for their involvement in the case of a nine-year-old girl who obtained a legal abortion in Nicaragua after she was raped and became pregnant. It is feared that they have been targeted for their human rights work, particularly in the area of reproductive health. In this case sheet Amnesty International expresses its concern about the unresolved complaint against these women and urges the Nicaraguan authorities to resolve the case and to ensure that they can carry on their work free from intimidation.

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