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Honduras: Authorities must bring all those suspected of responsibility for the murder of Berta Cáceres to justice

    February 28, 2019

    Three years after the murder of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran defender of environmental and Indigenous rights, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

    “Although there has been an initial judgment in the case and in the last few days the Prosecutor has announced that a businessman suspected of being behind the killing of Berta Cáceres will be charged, the Honduran justice system still has a responsibility to pursue a thorough investigation into her death. It must identify all those responsible for this crime – not just those directly involved – and ensure that it does not go unpunished.”

    “Bringing to justice in a fair and impartial process all those directly responsible as well as those behind the killing would send a clear message to Honduran society and the entire world that there will be no impunity for this type of crime against defenders of the land and the environment.” 

    For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Elizabeth Berton-Hunter 416-363-9933 ext 332 bberton-hunter@amnesty.ca 

     

    Further information:

    Honduras: Half-truths for Berta Cáceres and her family (News, 29 November 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/11/honduras-half-truths-for-berta-caceres-and-her-family/

    Honduras: Court is violating the rights of Berta Cáceres’ family (News, 22 October 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/10/tribunal-vulnera-derechos-de-la-familia-de-berta-caceres/

    Honduras: Failure to identify those behind Berta Cáceres’ murder puts other activists at risk (News, 2 March 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/03/honduras-failure-to-identify-those-behind-berta-caceres-murder-puts-other-activists-at-risk/

     

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