This past Wednesday, December 26th, 2018, the Nicaraguan Diaspora sent a letter to the Organization of American States (OAS) requesting that they take urgent action to defend the lives and rights of the Nicaraguan people and the democratic order. Within the last eight months, Nicaraguans have lost many freedoms which both we and they hold dear, such as the right to life, human dignity, personal liberty, right to a trial, freedom of thought and expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of the press and right to property. These are in direct contravention to the American Convention on Human Rights. An excerpt from the letter is found below. (The full article in English can be found here. )
"The most recent events - such as the expulsion of MESENI, IACHR and GIEI -, as well as the escalated and targeted attacks against Nicaraguan NGOs, human rights organizations and the independent media described above, underscore the egregious nature of this repressive regime, which has completely disregarded and exhausted all diplomatic initiatives and calls from the international community to come to dialogue. Instead, its militarized response to undermine the civil population's exercise of basic freedoms and gross violations of
human rights make it a de facto rogue state."
We continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua as the political situation remains uneasy.