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A Step Toward Accountability Over Nicaragua’s Brutal Crackdown

Expand Chamber of the United Nations Human Rights Council, July 10, 2019. © 2019 Tamara Taraciuk Broner/Human Rights Watch The first oral report on Nicaragua by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva today brings important attention to the need for accountability for the victims of the government’s brutal crackdown. It should spur UN member states to act on the egregious abuses committed with impunity by Nicaraguan security forces. In April 2018, Nicaraguans who took to the streets to protest the government of President Daniel Ortega were met with violence.…

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