Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Precautionary Measures

Resolution No. 1/22
PM 1088-21 - Edgar Francisco Parrales Castillo , Nicaragua

On January 12, 2022, the IACHR granted precautionary measures to Edgar Francisco Parrales Castillo, upon considering that he is in a serious and urgent situation presenting a risk of irreparable harm to his rights in Nicaragua. The request for precautionary measures claims that the proposed beneficiary, identified or perceived as political opponent in the current context of Nicaragua, is deprived of liberty since November 22, 2021, is being held incommunicado from his relatives and lawyers, suffers from serious diseases and is not receiving timely medical attention. Pursuant to Article 25 of its Rules of Procedure, the Commission request that Nicaragua: a) adopt the necessary measures to protect the rights to life, personal integrity, and health of Edgar Francisco Parrales Castillo; b) ensure that his detention conditions are compatible with applicable international standards on the matter, including, inter alia: i. to have contact with his relatives and defense lawyers; ii. taking into account the situation presenting a risk to his life, personal integrity, and health resulting from the circumstances surrounding his current deprivation of liberty and his state of health, immediately carry out an impartial and specialized medical assessment on his current health situation; iii. provide the treatments and medications that the proposed beneficiary has been reportedly prescribed; and iv. assess the possibility of immediately granting alternative measures to deprivation of liberty, based on his state of health, in accordance with its internal regulations and in light of the applicable inter-American standards; and c) report on the actions taken to investigate the alleged events that led to the adoption of this resolution, so as to prevent such events from reoccurring.

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