Harassment and persecution of the voices that denounce the repression in Nicaragua

By Natalia Gomez Peña is Advocacy & Engagement Officer at CIVICUS

On Wednesday, December 12, the National Assembly of Nicaragua voted to cancel the legal personality of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH). After the announcement, Vilma Núñez, 80, the president of CENIDH and one of the most recognized human rights defenders in the region, said: "We have done our job with conviction and will continue to do so until Nicaragua is truly free."

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