The IACHR Grants Precautionary Measures in Favor of Opponents of Daniel Ortega
International Justice and Human Rights Researcher,
Global Human Rights Defence.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued Resolution 113/2021 on December 31, 2021, by which it granted precautionary measures in favor of José Manuel Urbina Lara and Benjamín Ernesto Gutiérrez Collado, after considering that they are at serious and urgent risk of suffering irreparable harm to their rights in Nicaragua. The proposed beneficiaries, who are identified or perceived as opponents of the current Nicaraguan government, are deprived of liberty under severe conditions of detention, under which they have been subjected to threats and violence.
The IACHR considered that the proposed beneficiaries are at risk, taking into account the current context in Nicaragua. Consequently, in the terms of Article 25 of its Rules of Procedure, the IACHR requested that the State of Nicaragua: adopt the necessary measures to protect the rights to life, personal integrity, and health of the persons proposed as beneficiaries and ensure that the detention conditions of the persons proposed as beneficiaries are compatible with the applicable international standards and that they receive access to necessary and adequate medical care.
Sources and further reading:
IACHR, “The IACHR grants precautionary measures in favor of José Manuel Urbina Lara and Benjamín Ernesto Gutiérrez Collado in Nicaragua" January,06,2022.https://www.oas.org/en/IACHR/jsForm/?File=/en/iachr/media_center/PReleases/2022/003.asp.