Security & Strategic Review - August 2022

NICARAGUA: Closing civic space

In a June update before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet highlighted the “dramatic reduction of civic space” in Nicaragua. Her comments come as the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government led by President Daniel Ortega has intensified its efforts to shut down NGOs and independent media as part of a continued drive to stamp out dissent in the country.

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