"The decision by the Nicaragua government to terminate the presence of the mission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) goes against the aim of full accountability for human rights violations and serving justice to the victims of violence," the European Union said in a statement.
On Wednesday, the OHCHR published a scathing report which criticized violence and impunity of the crackdown on anti-government protesters across the country and urged action by the international community. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government announced shortly after that the panel was to leave the country.
Turmoil erupted in Nicaragua on April 18 when people took to the streets to protest unpopular social security reforms. This led to months of demonstrations, which saw some 300 people killed and 2,000 others injured.