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HRD Attack

5 Jul 2021

Pedro Joaquín Mena Amado (Peasant Movement and Allies of Nicaragua)

Incident date
July 5, 2021
Date accuracy
All Correct
Pedro Joaquín Mena Amado
Movimiento Campesino y Aliados de Nicaragua
Human rights group
Arbitrary detention
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Nicaragua
Other actors


Pedro Joaquín Mena Amado is a peasant leader, member of the Movimiento Campesino y Aliados de Nicaragua (Peasant Movement and Allies of Nicaragua), which was originally founded in 2013, with the aim of stopping the Nicaragua Grand Inter-oceanic Canal project. He was arbitrarily arrested on 5 July 2021, investigated for "performing acts that undermine independence, sovereignty and self-determination". Others were also arrested on the same day, including the peasant leader Freddy Alberto Navas López .