Nicaragua-Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (3 september 2018)

France deplores the Nicaraguan authorities’ decision to ask the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ mission to leave following the publication of its report on the situation in Nicaragua.

France calls on the Nicaraguan authorities to reconsider their decision and cooperate with the High Commissioner’s Office. It also renews its call for the Nicaraguan authorities to end the crackdown, which has killed several hundred people since 18 April, and put into practice their commitment to national dialogue, which alone will create the conditions for a peaceful, negotiated solution to the crisis.