Nicaragua Creates Truth, Justice and Peace Commission


Nicaragua's new Truth, Justice, and Peace Commission will have three months to investigate the deaths and violence committed since during protests against the social security system reform.

The National Assembly of Nicaragua appointed, ratified and swore in members of the Commission for Truth, Justice and Peace Sunday May 6th, who will investigate the deaths and violent acts that happened during the protests against the proposed social security system reform.

The commission will integrate the Franciscan Priest Uriel Molina, Indigenous and human rights activist Dr. Mirna Cunningham, the Vice President of the National Council of Universities Jaime Lopez Lowery, human rights prosecutor Adolfo Jose Jarquin, and economist Cairo Amador.

Over the course of three months, the commission will investigate the death of protesters, as well as other violent acts that took place since April 19, when clashes between protesters and security forces began.

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