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On May 3, 2018, given the serious violence in Nicaragua, the IACHR unveiled plans to set up a Rapid and Integrated Response Coordination Unit (SACROI, by its Spanish acronym) to focus its attention on the human rights situation in that country.

Later, on May 17-21, 2018, the IACHR carried out a working visit to Nicaragua, to conduct a preliminary on-site observation of the human rights situation in the country, in the context of the violence that took place there from April 18, 2018, to document those events and issue the Commission’s first concrete recommendations for the Nicaraguan State. The IACHR deployed three teams and visited four cities (Leon, Managua, Matagalpa and Masaya), as well as State facilities, healthcare centers, hospitals, detention centers and the Institute of Forensic Medicine. On May 21, the IACHR published its Preliminary Observations on the visit.

The delegation was led by Commissioner Antonia Urrejola, IACHR Rapporteur for Nicaragua, who was supported by Commissioner Joel Hernandez, Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty; and Commissioner Francisco Eguiguren, Rapporteur on the Rights of Human Rights Defenders. The delegation was also assisted by Paulo Abrão, Executive Secretary; Maria Claudia Pulido, Assistant Executive Secretary for Monitoring, Promotion and Technical Cooperation on Human Rights; the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Edison Lanza, and the Special Rapporteur for Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights, Soledad Garcia Muñoz, and by the specialists of the Executive Secretary.

Through the SACROI unit, the IACHR continues to monitor the serious, ongoing human rights crisis in Nicaragua.


Press Releases / GIEI

Press Release August 16, 2018


Press Releases

183/18 - IACHR expresses concern about the situation of Nicaraguan migrants and refugees and calls on the States of the region to adopt measures for their protection. Washington, D.C., August 15, 2018

179/18 - IACHR Requests the Inter-American Court to Extend Provisional Measures in favor of the Members of the Miskitu Indigenous People's Communities in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., August 10, 2018

169/18 - IACHR Confirms Reports of Criminalization and Legal Persecution in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., August 2, 2018

156/18 - The Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) Completes Third Week in Action, Observes Tougher Repression and Raids by Police and Parapolice Groups Washington, D.C./ Managua , July 19, 2018

150/18 - IACHR Adopts New Precautionary Measures Based on MESENI’s Work, Condemns Attack on Félix Maradiaga Washington, D.C. , July 12, 2018

148/18 - IACHR Denounces Worsening, Deepening and Diversifying Repression in Nicaragua and Expresses Concern over the Situation of Children and Adolescents in the Country Managua, July 11, 2018

146/18 - IACHR Grants New Precautionary Measures to Protect People in Nicaragua through MESENI. Washington, D.C., July 5, 2018

145/18 - IACHR Announces Establishment of Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts for Nicaragua. Managua, July 2, 2018

141/18 - The Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) Completes First Week in Action. Washington, D.C., July 2, 2018

135/18 - IACHR Launches Special Monitoring Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) Washington, D.C., June 25, 2018

134/18 - IACHR Issues Report on Nicaragua’s Serious Human Rights Situation Washington, D.C., June 22, 2018

128/18 - IACHR Condemns Increased Violence in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., June 13, 2018

127/18 - IACHR Grants Precautionary Measure in Favor of Priest Edwin Heriberto Roman Calderón and Human Rights Defender Álvaro Leiva Sánchez in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., June 7, 2018

124/18 - IACHR Urges Nicaragua to Dismantle Parapolice Groups and Protect Right to Peaceful Protest. Washington, D.C., June 1, 2018

122/18 - IACHR Adopts Precautionary Measure to Protect Monsignor Silvio José Báez Ortega in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 31, 2018

121/18 - IACHR to Create Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts to Help Investigate Recent Violence in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 30, 2018

118/18 - IACHR Condemns Renewed Violence in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 25, 2018

116/18 - IACHR Adopts Precautionary Measures to Protect Students in Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 25, 2018

113/18 - Preliminary observations on the IACHR working visit to Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 21, 2018

111/18 - IACHR Announces Dates and Scope of Upcoming Visit to Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 17, 2018

108/18 - IACHR Will Visit Nicaragua. Washington, D.C., May 14, 2018

105/18 - IACHR Stresses Request for Nicaragua to Authorize a Visit. Santo Domingo, May 11, 2018

94/18 - IACHR to Set Up a Coordination Unit to Monitor Events in Nicaragua. Santo Domingo, May 3, 2018


Precautionary Measures Granted

PM 984/18 - Nahomy Doris Urbina Marcenaro ("Másha") and her family, Nicaragua
Granted August 15, 2018

Resolution 62/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Nahomy Doris Urbina Marcenaro and her family


PM 981/18 - Daisy Reymunda George West, Juan Carlos Ocampo Zamora, Reverendo Marvin Hodgson, and their families, Nicaragua
Granted August 10, 2018

Resolution 60/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Daisy Reymunda George West
Juan Carlos Ocampo Zamora
Reverendo Marvin Hodgson and their families


PM 868/18, 819/18, 777/18, 850/18, y 871/18, Cristhian Rodrigo Fajardo Caballero and others, Nicaragua
Granted July 25, 2018

Resolution 56/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Cristhian Rodrigo Fajardo Caballero
Yubrank Miguel Suazo Herrera
Daniery Emanuel Rodríguez Espinoza
Yaritzha Juddyth Roustrán Mairena
Joselyn Andrea Urbina Corea
Levis Josué Artola Rugama
Inés Ramos López, and families


PM 836/18 - Edwin Manuel Acevedo Hernández, José Dolores Borge Porra y Manuel Hernández Vega, Nicaragua
Granted July 9, 2018

Resolution 51/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Edwin Manuel Acevedo Hernández, José Dolores Borge Porra and Manuel Hernández Vega


PM 671/18 - Félix Alejandro Maradiaga Blandón, Nicaragua
Granted July 9, 2018

Resolution 50/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Félix Alejandro Maradiaga Blandón and his family members


PM 628/18 - Julio César Espinoza Cardoza, Nicaragua
Granted June 30, 2018

Resolution 49/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Julio Cesar Espinoza Cardoza


PM 778/18 Janeth Velásquez López y familia, Nicaragua
Granted July 7, 2018

Resolution 48/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Janeth Velásquez López and his family members


PM 693-18 Anibal Toruño Jirón and other members of “Darío” Radio, Nicaragua
Granted July 2, 2018

Resolution 47/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Members of “Darío” Radio


PM 921-16 y 520-18 - Marco Antonio Carmona and others (human rights defenders), Nicaragua
Granted July 2, 2018

Resolution 46/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

S, C and their children
Marco Antonio Carmona
Other members of the Comisión Permanente de Derechos Humanos, CPDH (Permanent Human Rights Commission)


PM 776-18 - Isaac de Jesús Molina Rojas, Nicaragua
Granted July 1, 2018

Resolution 45/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Isaac de Jesús Molina Rojas
Fabiola Mercedes Villafranca Gutiérrez


PM 661/18, 626/18, 615/18 and 562/18, Nicaragua
Granted June 17, 2018

Resolution 44/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Ricardo Adan Velasquez Robleto


PM 669/18 - Migueliuth Sandoval Cruz y familiares del periodista Ángel Eduardo Gahona, Nicaragua
Granted June 12, 2018

Resolution 41/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Migueliuth Sandoval Cruz
Ángel Eduardo Gahona and his family members


PM 663-18 - José Alberto Idiáquez Guevara, Nicaragua
Granted June 10, 2018

Resolution 40/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

José Alberto Idiáquez Guevara


PM 660/18 - Edwin Heriberto Román Calderón y Álvaro Leiva Sánchez, Nicaragua
Granted June 5, 2018

Resolution 38/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Edwin Heriberto Román Calderón
Álvaro Leiva Sánchez


PM 499/18 - Silvio José Baez Ortega y familiares, Nicaragua
Granted May 29, 2018

Resolution 37/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word).

Protected persons:

Silvio José Báez Ortega


PM 476/18 - J. A. M. R. y otros, Nicaragua
Granted May 21, 2018

Resolution 36/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Child J. A. M. R. and his family members
Gloria María Cajina Machado
Norman Bismarck Alméndarez Carballo, Miguel Ángel Parajon Aburto and Yader de los Ángeles Parajón Gutiérrez and the children M. P. V. and B. A. P. V
Jonny Winston Lezama Sevilla y sus familiares
Jeyris Geovany Soza Vilchez
Child W.D.G
Danilo Antonio Martínez Rodríguez
Héctor Josué Parajon Márquez y Ana Luz Paragón Márquez and family members
Erika Socorro Sánchez Ucera


PM 472/18 - Integrantes del Movimiento Estudiantil, Nicaragua
Granted May 21, 2018

Resolution 35/18 (Available only in Spanish, in pdf and Word)

Protected persons:

Bosco René Bermúdez and family members
Brandon José Cruz and family members
Fernanda Porto Carrero and family members
Fernando José Sánchez Zeledón and family members
Ángel Gabriel Rocha Amador and family members
Víctor Agustín Cuadras Andino and family members
Lesther Lenin Aleman Alfaro and family members
Iskra Guisselle Malespín Sevilla and family members
Judith Belen Mairena and family members
Mildred Gisselle Rayo Ramírez and family members
Madelaine Jerusalem  Caracas Marín and family members
Manuel López Gutiérrez and family members
Kevin Rodrigo Espinoza Gutiérrez and family members


Photography: IACHR