Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
Nicaragua’s Military Manual (1996) prohibits torture and cruel treatment.
The manual also states that prisoners have the right to be protected against all forms of violence, in both internal and international armed conflicts.
Nicaragua’s Military Penal Law (1980) provides for the punishment of persons found guilty of seriously mistreating prisoners.
Nicaragua’s Military Penal Code (1996) provides for the punishment of acts of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and causing grave injuries and suffering to prisoners of war, the wounded, sick and shipwrecked and civilians.