The death toll rises to 154 due to the crisis in Nicaragua

The sociopolitical crisis in Nicaragua triggered by protests against President Daniel Ortega and the Government’s repressive responses has already left at least 154 victims in 57 days, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh) reported today.

The list only includes confirmed victims, so the number could be higher, if it corroborates another non-specific number of people who have been reported as dead, or of missing persons who may have lost their lives, according to the agency.

The last 8 deaths were ratified in the last 48 hours, after attacks by the National Police, “parapolice” forces and officialist clashes, in the cities of Diriamba, Jinotepe, León, Managua, Masatepe, Nagarote and San Marcos, agreement with the humanitarian organization.

As in the previous cases, most of the dead were victims of accurate shots to the head, neck and torso, which led the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to warn about possible “extrajudicial executions”, which Cenidh and the Amnesty International movement have already taken for granted.

Nicaragua is currently experiencing the bloodiest sociopolitical crisis since the 1980s, with Ortega also as president.

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