Résolution No. 41/18
MC 669-18 - Migueliuth Sandoval Cruz and the family of journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona, Nicaragua
On June 12, 2018, the IACHR moved to request the adoption of precautionary measures in favor of Migueliuth Sandoval Cruz, widow of journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona, and other members of his family in Nicaragua. The request for precautionary measures alleges that the proposed beneficiaries are at risk following the events of April 21, 2018, when journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona was murdered while he broadcast live the damage caused during protests in Bluefields, in Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. After assessing the legal and factual allegations, the IACHR considers that the information that has been submitted shows, in principle, that the rights to life and personal integrity of Migueliuth Sandoval Cruz and other identified members of her late husband’s family face a situation of grave and urgent risk. Consequently, in keeping with Article 25 of the IACHR’s Rules of Procedure, the Commission asked Nicaragua to take any measures necessary to preserve the lives and personal integrity of Migueliuth Sandoval Cruz and other identified members of the family of journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona; to come to an agreement with beneficiaries and their representatives regarding any measures that need to be taken; and to report on any actions taken to investigate the alleged events that gave rise to the adoption of this precautionary measure.