Daniel Josías Reyes Rivera

On May 30, 2018, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., members of the National Police, armed paramilitaries, members of the Sandinista Youth and motorized shock groups linked to the government attacked the Mothers’ March in the vicinity of the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI). Daniel Josías Reyes was participating in the march and reached the main gate sector of the UNI, where according to witnesses, snipers stationed at strategic points shot at the protesters.

Reyes was shot in the abdomen and was transported to the Vivian Pellas Hospital, first by motorcycle and then in an ambulance along with another seriously wounded patient.  He died there during surgery around 7:00 p.m. due to massive internal hemorrhaging.


“Queremos que se haga justicia, que paguen los culpables. Mi hijo no merecía morir. Fue injusto lo que le hicieron porque él andaba reclamando un derecho. Que se sepa la verdad, que se sepa dónde están los desaparecidos”