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Organization of American States urges Nicaragua to ‘cease all human rights violations’

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The Group of American States (OAS) on Friday announced that it authorized a decision urging Nicaragua to “stop all human rights violations, launch political prisoners, and respect spiritual freedom and freedom of expression, in addition to the rule of legislation.” The decision was led by the US, Canada, Chile and Costa Rica. The OAS’s Inter-American Fee on Human Rights (IACHR) moreover made a number of requests to increase protections for political prisoners and indigenous peoples. The IACHR additionallygranted precautionary measures, saying there’s a “critical scenario and pressing danger of irreparable injury to human rights” within the nation.

OAS’s statements this week element provisional measures to guard political prisoners. IACHR urged the Inter-American Court docket of Human Rights to increase these measures to incorporate people like Mr. Rolando Jose Alverez Lagos, a priest and bishop of Matagalpa who’s going through “a particularly critical and pressing danger of irreparable hurt to his rights.” Alvarez Lagos had expressed disagreement with the federal government’s insurance policies and is being held in detention. The measures are being adopted in accordance with Article 63(2) of the American Convention on Human Rights and Article 27 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

President Daniel Ortega’s authorities in Nicaragua has confronted scrutiny from human rights our bodies who say his authorities is committing human rights abuses in opposition to critics and opponents. Earlier this yr, a UN report revealed that over 40 individuals had been executed, and there are a variety of allegations of torture and arbitrary deprivation of liberty and nationality. In 2021, the OAS condemned Ortega’s election victory and adopted a resolution recommending applicable motion. Nicaragua is about to withdraw from the OAS in November.

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