The #SetThemFree campaign demands freedom for political prisoners in Nicaragua

On May 22, following the release of 100 Nicaraguan political prisoners, and reports that those in prison were subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment, the #SetThemFree Campaign put out a statement calling for the release of all remaining political prisoners.

The statement makes several demands including calling for an end to tortuous acts against those who remain in prison, and for a guarantee of the physical and psychological integrity of those released.

The statement also applauds a May 21 decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) to approve a series of provisional measures to ensure the physical and psychological integrity of those who remain in prison, of whom four are women. One of the measures includes a site visit by the IACtHR to the “La Modelo” and “La Esperanza” prisons.  

The #SetThemFree Campaign is comprised of over 100 collectives, networks, organizations and feminists around the globe.

Click here to read the full statement 
Read the Press Release by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (in Spanish)
IACHR Condemns Continuing Acts of Repression in Nicaragua during Negotiating Table Talks (April 19, 2019)

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