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Judi Lynn

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Wed May 15, 2024, 12:54 AM Wednesday

Honduras: The state must guarantee truth, justice and reparation for the family of Berta Caceres



May 13, 2024

The convictions of those responsible for and complicit in the murder of Honduran human rights defender Berta Cáceres have yet to be confirmed. Amnesty International calls on the Honduran state to ensure that truth and independent and impartial justice for her family and loved ones is guaranteed without delay.

“Eight years after the murder of Berta Cáceres, her family continues to face an incomplete judicial process that unnecessarily perpetuates their anguish. It is imperative that the Honduran authorities take decisive action to end the cycle of impunity in this case.” These were the words of Astrid Valencia, Americas deputy director for research at Amnesty International.

Eight years after the murder of Berta Cáceres, her family continues to face an incomplete judicial process that unnecessarily perpetuates their anguish. It is imperative that the Honduran authorities take decisive action to end the cycle of impunity in this case.

Berta’s family and the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) continue to demand that the Honduran authorities hold all those involved in the crime to account, including those who planned and ordered the murder of Berta Cáceres.

Additional information

On 2 March 2016, environmental and indigenous rights defender Berta Cáceres was shot dead by armed men at her home in Intibucá, Honduras. She was the coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and was campaigning against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam project and its impact on the territory of the Lenca Indigenous people.

More:
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2024/05/honduras-imperative-state-guarantee-truth-justice-reparation-family-berta-caceres/


















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