The Mothers of April Association (AMA), on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the April 2018 Rebellion, began an exhibition tour of Europe, reiterating its demand for “justice” for the victims murdered in the context of social protests.
“The exhibitions in Europe demand justice four years after the crimes against humanity committed by the Nicaraguan State against the population,” AMA said in a press release.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has denounced that 358 Nicaraguans were murdered in the context of the protests against the Ortega-Murillo regime. The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) of the IACHR determined that there was a “disproportionate use of force” by the State to quell the demonstrations and that “crimes against humanity” were committed.
The tour of exhibitions began on April 24 with the inauguration of the first exhibition entitled ”Nicaragua against oblivion”, which will be available to the public until the 28th of this month, in the KairosBlue space assembly hall in Cologne , Germany.
Present at the opening event were the members of AMA, Josefa Meza, mother of Jonathan Morazán Meza, murdered on May 30, 2018 in Managua; and Fátima Vivas, mother of Faber López Vivas, murdered on July 8, 2018 in Jinotepe.
Portraits, semblances and interactive book
The Association of Mothers of April explained that the exhibition has a photographic sample of 78 portraits of the victims of the repression and their relatives, who four years after their murders continue to demand justice.
In addition, they enabled spaces from which attendees can access and navigate the interactive book “AMA y Construye Memoria”which includes a review of some of the fatal victims of the repression of the Ortega-Murillo regime.
The relatives of the victims point out that through these exhibitions “they invite the diaspora and the international community to continue joining the global action for justice in Nicaragua.”
AMA informed that the exhibition, once its period ends in Cologne, Germany, will move to Errenteria and Bilbao, in the Basque Country, Spain, where it will be available in the Xenpelar Etxe exhibition hall, between May 2 and 7; and in the Experience Classroom of the University of the Basque Country from May 16 to 20, respectively.