Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Nicaragua’s Military Manual (1996) states, with respect to international armed conflicts, that assistance to the wounded, sick and shipwrecked includes a requirement of “protection of permanent [medical] personnel assigned to the search, collection, transportation or treatment of the wounded and sick, the prevention of disease or the administration of [medical] units and establishments”, as well as “respect for and protection of temporary [medical] personnel” and “respect for and protection of regular personnel of civilian hospitals”. 
Nicaragua, Military Manual (1996), Article 14(4), (6) and (37).
Nicaragua’s Military Penal Code (1996) provides for the punishment of any soldier who “exercises violence against the personnel of medical … services, be they enemy or neutral, members of aid organizations and personnel affected to the services of [medical establishments]”, provided that the protection due is not misused for hostile purposes. 
Nicaragua, Military Penal Code, 1996, Article 57(2).