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Nicaragua: Over hundred persons continue in detention

, Index number: AMR 43/0406/2019

After a year since the protests in Nicaragua erupted, at least 700 people faced criminal proceedings and over a hundred of them continue in prison, including student leaders Amaya Coppens and Christopher Olivas and journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora. A recently approved amnesty law by the Nicaraguan assembly could endanger the truth, justice and reparation of the victims of the crisis. We urge the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release and drop all charges all those detained solely on the grounds of the exercise of their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.