Situation in Nicaragua (16 July 2018)
France condemns the attacks carried out in recent days by police and paramilitary units against religious figures and peaceful demonstrators, particularly students.
It calls for an immediate halt to the violence, which has left several hundred dead in the past three months. As the European Union has just reiterated, it is the primary responsibility of the government to guarantee the population’s security and respect for fundamental rights.
France renews its call for the resumption of the national dialogue process to create conditions for a peaceful, negotiated end to the crisis.
We ask the Nicaraguan authorities to end this crackdown and to concretely implement their commitment to dialogue.