Statement on Violence against Civilians in Nicaragua

Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
April 25, 2018


The violence and repression we have seen in Nicaragua go against the right to free speech and human dignity of the Nicaraguan people. Police and bad actors associated with the government must immediately curb violent acts against students and other civilians and ensure the news media are able to operate freely. We support the people of Nicaragua as they use their voices peacefully to call for change in their country and participate in an inclusive national dialogue that will address their concerns, including respect for democracy and human rights.