Nicaragua

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Overview

Nicaragua’s human rights crisis continued throughout 2020, as did the authorities’ strategy of repressing dissent. The government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic ignored the health recommendations of international organizations. Arbitrary arrests and detentions of political activists continued and new threatening laws against dissent were adopted. Hundreds of migrant workers and asylum-seekers from Nicaragua seeking to return to the country in the context of the pandemic faced obstacles imposed by the government. Impunity persisted for those suspected of criminal responsibility for violence against Indigenous Peoples.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

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