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REDLAMYC Demands Nicaragua Protect Children and Adolescents In Political Crisis

The Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña (REDLAMYC) – Latin American and Caribbean Network for the defense of children’s rights has made an urgent call on the government of Daniel Ortega to guarantee reparation of the damage and access to justice for the victims of institutional violence.

The organization is demanding the State of Nicaragua respect the right to peaceful public protest, investigate cases of homicide and bring to justice the authorities, at all levels, responsible for the events of the past week in the country.

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The group added that in addition, the State of Nicaragua has the obligation to guarantee the rights of children and adolescent and to provide them protection and security in the face of the political crisis. It also the responsibility to ensure his right to truthful information, freedom of opinion, assembly and demonstration as indicated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child of which Nicaragua is a signatory.

“Guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression is the responsibility of every democratic government, the authorities must ensure that those who protest are not victims of reprisals,” said REDLAMYC the in a statement.

“Violence generated from the State will never be a solution, contrary to this, it represents a serious setback in the guarantee of Human Rights. We call to the respect to the communicators, journalists, reporters, cameramen and all those people who in the exercise of their work and the right to freedom of expression and to report on the events, were affected by these attacks with violent actions, theft, and censorship,” said REDLAMYC. “We urge President Ortega to speak with Nicaraguan citizens, including the victims of repression, in order to find a peaceful solution that considers dialogue, consultation, and respect for Human Rights, free expression, freedom of expression. and access to information”.

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