Costa Rica Grants Political Asylum to Nicaraguan Human Rights Activist Alvaro Leiva

Costa Rica has officially granted political asylum to the executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), Alvaro Leiva, months after he fled his country due to death threats.
Alvaro Leiva, the executive secretary of Nicaragua’s Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), is the first to receives political asylum, after the Nicaraguan crisis.
Leiva sought the protection of Costa Rica, approaching the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto – Costa Rica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs – in the face of the social, political and economic crisis that Nicaragua faces, considering that he is at risk as a result of his work for the defense of human rights.
Leiva also stated that he is a victim of political persecution, which has materialized in threats against his life, liberty,

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