ORDER OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF FEBRUARY 2, 1996 PROVISIONAL MEASURES REQUESTED BY THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MATTER OF NICARAGUA ALEMÁN LACAYO CASE The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges: Héctor Fix-Zamudio, President Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Vice President Alejandro Montiel-Argüello, Judge Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge Oliver Jackman, Judge Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge also present: Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and Ana María Reina, Deputy Secretary HAVING SEEN: 1. The February 2, 1996 communication and its attachments, in which the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission" or the "InterAmerican Commission"), based on Article 63(2) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Convention" or "the American Convention") and Article 24 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter "the Rules of Procedure"), submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court" or the "Inter-American Court") a request for provisional measures on behalf of Mr. Arnoldo Alemán-Lacayo, relative to Case No. 11.281 under consideration by the Commission against the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua. (hereinafter "the Government" or "Nicaragua"). 2. The above-mentioned communication from the Commission in which the Court is requested to adopt the following measures: 1. Request that the Government of Nicaragua adopt effective security measures to protect the life and personal integrity of Dr. Arnoldo Alemán-Lacayo. To this end, it is recommended that the relatives of Dr. Alemán be given the name and telephone number of a person in a position of authority in the Government who will be responsible for providing them with protection should it become necessary. 2. Request that the Government of Nicaragua, as part of the security measures, provide Dr. Arnoldo Alemán with an armored car, so that he may travel throughout the national territory without fear of being pursued or attacked by groups of armed irregulars.