Through its ongoing monitoring, the IACHR has systematized and analyzed the information collected on fatalities in the context of the human rights crisis in Nicaragua. In particular, the information gathered during the IACHR visit in May 2018 and that obtained by the Special Follow-up Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) and by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts of Nicaragua (GIEI-Nicaragua).
Through this work, the IACHR updates the number of people killed in the context of the crisis in Nicaragua. In particular, between April 18 and July 31, 2019, the number of fatalities, would amount to 355 people, of which 15 are women and 340 men. Likewise, the IACHR identifies 27 children and/or adolescents victims of the crisis and 23 agents of the National Police.
To updating this registry, the IACHR emphasizes that the numerical difference between the 328 cases previously registered is the result of the IACHR's work to update, investigate, and review the list, which resulted in the incorporation of new cases. Many of these cases have been included by other organizations and the Nicaraguan Truth, Justice, and Peace Commission.
In the following interactive map, the IACHR presents the number of deceased persons by date, department, gender, and age. In the case of Nicaraguan National Police officers, their occupation is also identified. As observed, the highest number of victims was recorded between April and July 2018. Between April 19 and 22, 59 people died. In May, the number rises to 65 people. Meanwhile, 130 people died in June and 90 in July. In summary, the highest lethality is associated with the first two stages of the crisis: lethal repression of the protest and "Operation Cleanup". Likewise, the highest death rates in total per department are registered in Managua with 142 deaths, Masaya with 48 fatalities, and in the departments of Carazo, Leon, and Matagalpa with more than 20 fatalities.
The IACHR reiterates that one of the main challenges during the crisis in Nicaragua has been the impossibility of having official and accurate information on the number and identity of the fatalities in the context of the human rights crisis in the country. It also reaffirms its willingness to collaborate technically with the State in the revision of the records, to guarantee effective access to justice, truth, and comprehensive reparation for the victims and their families.