Nicaragua: political prisoners

A human rights disaster that for years has received too little international attention.

The human rights record of the government of Daniel Ortega is appalling. Since 2018, when authorities brutally cracked down on protesters, the government has arbitrarily detained and prosecuted a range of people perceived as government critics, including journalists and political opponents. Authorities have dismantled civil society, and now they’re even going after members of the Roman Catholic Church, shuttering their radio stations and arresting a bishop and his aides.