Security & Strategic Review - August 2019

Nicaragua’s amnesty law attracts condemnation

In early June President Daniel Ortega’s Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN)-controlled 92-member unicameral legislature approved an amnesty law for crimes committed in the context of the violence stemming from the government crackdown on its opponents which began in April 2018 which has left over 500 people dead. The new law is serving as just one source of criticism from international human rights groups such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) of the Ortega government in relation to the ongoing crisis.

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