Álvaro Leiva, First Nicaraguan to be Granted Asylum in Costa Rica

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Fearing for his life upon receiving multiple death threats, Álvaro Leiva has fled to Costa Rica, where he’s since been granted asylum.


This is a special protection for people including diplomats or those who have participated in political movements in their countries of origin,” the Costa Rican foreign ministry said in a statement.

Leiva leads the Nicaraguan human rights association ANPDH, which has accused Ortega’s government of violations, and told Reuters he was happy to be granted asylum in Costa Rica.

“This is a country that does respect human rights,” he said.

Read the full article from Reuters here.

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