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Nicaragua: The State must guarantee the security and integrity of communities peacefully demonstrating their concerns over construction of the Canal

, Index number: AMR 43/3887/2016

In observation of International Mother Earth Day on April 22, thousands of Nicaraguan farmers are preparing the fourth national demonstration to express concerns over the possible impact that the construction of the Great Canal would have upon their rights and livelihoods, part of more than 60 demonstrations of its kind that have been held throughout the country. Amnesty International urges the Nicaraguan authorities to ensure the effective protection of demonstrators and guarantee their right to peaceful protest.

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