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Nicaragua: Government Dismantles Civil Society

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image On May 31, 2022, Nicaragua's national assembly canceled the registration of 82 non-governmental organizations as well as the country's language academy, accusing them of having violated a law on "foreign agents," and forcing them to shut down their operations in the country. © 2022 STR/AFP via Getty Images (Washington, DC) – Nicaraguan authorities have closed hundreds of nongovernmental organizations, applying highly restrictive legislation that undermines freedom of association and freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Concerned governments, especially…


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