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Nicaragua: Cruel Response to Hunger Strikes

Expand Martha Lorena Alvarado, mother of jailed anti-government demonstrator Melkissedex Antonio Lopez, holds a sign with an image of her son while participating in the hunger strike at the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, on Thursday, November 14, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga (Washington, DC) – The Ortega government’s use of repressive tactics to prevent hunger strikes should prompt increased international efforts to demand accountability for abuses in Nicaragua, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 14, 2019, mothers of people detained in the context of the 2018…

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