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IACHR extends precautionary measures in favor of journalist Katya Milady Reyes Ortiz in Nicaragua

  • Source: OEA
  • November 18, 2022

"The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) adopted, on Nov. 15, 2022, Resolution 64/2022 by which it extended the precautionary measures in favor of journalist Katya Milady Reyes Ortiz, after considering that she is in a serious and urgent situation given the risk of irreparable harm to her rights to life and personal integrity in Nicaragua.

The Commission assessed that Reyes, who was part of the Radio Darío team since 2016, has been the target of threats and harassment in the context of repression of independent journalism in Nicaragua. Additionally, it noted that her situation is related to the elements that the Commission considered when granting precautionary measures in 2018 in favor of other members of the Radio Darío team, as well as the facts alleged during their term. Likewise, the IACHR observed that the State has not adopted the precautionary measures that were initially granted to the other members of Radio Darío, approximately five years later. Under the terms of Article 25 of its Rules of Procedure, the IACHR requested information from the State, without receiving a response."

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