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Ortega-Murillo Government Reiterates its “Commitment” to Civil and Political Liberties through Massive Police Deployment prior to March honoring Eddy Montes

The ink on the government’s “Action Plan” evaporated from the paper it was printed on Sunday morning, when the Ortega-Murillo police deployed on Carretera Masaya, in response to the March for Freedom: Eddy Montes Presente!  Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco called…
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Consumers and Businesses band Together in Successful 24-Hour Strike in Nicaragua. More Civil Disobedience to Come.

Cities and towns throughout Nicaragua appeared deserted on Thursday, as many Nicaraguans joined in a 24-hour work stoppage and consumer strike. According to José Adán Aguerri, of the Alianza Cívica, between 60 and 70% of Nicaraguan businesses closed their doors…
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Responding to Pressure, Ortega-Murillo Administration Publishes “Action Plan”

After another defeat at the OAS and under threat of a general strike, the Ortega-Murillo administration released a nine-point program to “consolidate stability and peace in Nicaragua.” The document reiterates that the government will “definitively” liberate all political prisoners by…
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After a Disastrous Weekend, Ortega-Murillo Government Excarcerates One-Hundred Political Prisoners on Eve of OAS Special Session.

This weekend, the Ortega-Murillo government experienced moral and public relations defeats, after ineptly handling Eddy Montes’ death and its aftermath. As is customary, the administration pretended that press releases and public spectacle would sufficiently calm local and international public outrage….
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Fallout from Montes Case Continues; Eye Witnesses Describe Torture, as Blatant Human Rights Violations Continue in Nicaragua.

The Modelo Prison in Tipitapa, already infamous since the 1970s, reached another low this week, when a guard shot and killed Eddy Montes, a political prisoner. The shooting triggered a vicious attack on Montes’ fellow inmates that left at least…
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