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Nicaragua, nothing has changed

Four years ago the spark of a spontaneous political rebellion began to spread. Ortega imposed ruthless repression and dismantling all democratic institutions. Nicaragua faces another period of opression under the regime of Daniel Ortega. The Latin American Committee of ISHR comments about it.

Letter of Nasrin Sotudeh to Mr. Antonio Guterres

The lawyer and political prisoner Nasrin Sotudeh wrote a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres asking for the use of available international instruments to support the people of Ukraine and stop the aggressive acts of the Russian government against Ukraine.

Nicaragua: The New Chipote

In what originally was a police town hall in Managua, was opened an improvised prison on February 7, 2019. It was built specifically to hold those who opposed the reelection of Daniel Ortega. What is the New Chipote? ISHR reports on the problematic prison.

Cuba: German sentenced to 25 years in prison

German citizen Luis Frómeta Compte has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in Cuba. The charges were "agitation of public nuisance" and "incitement to riot". His only crime is to record the protests occurred in July 2021 with his smartphone.

Silent night – sad night

Many families around the world are spending this Christmas without their loved ones who are innocently in prison. They have been arrested for standing up for human rights and democracy and for drawing attention to abuses in the country. The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) recalls the fate of political prisoners and prisoners of faith who are imprisoned under inhumane conditions in countries such as Cuba, Iran, China, Turkey, Belarus or Russia during the Christmas holidays and demands their immediate release.

ISHR Nicaragua: Nicaraguans deserve a better future

The November 7, 2021 presidential elections in Nicaragua have left no one stunned. Daniel Ortega won after hunting down the opposition and imprisoning all other seven presidential candidates, accusing them of mock charges such as "treason" and "terrorism". Ortega starts his fourth term in office virtually abolishing democracy.