March 2 marks four years since iconic Lenca Indigenous water defender Berta Cáceres was gunned down in Honduras.
Bringing to justice everyone responsible for the killing of Berta is vitally important to end the impunity that fuels more killings of forest and water defenders.
Pressure from inside and outside Honduras has already achieved important progress. In December 2019, seven men were sentenced to between 30 and 50 years in jail for their role in carrying out the assassination of Berta. Her organization COPINH has recognized the importance of activism by Amnesty Canada supporters. Read more about what we have helped to achieve here.
Now Berta’s organization and her family are appealing for us to redouble our efforts to help ensure that those who gave the orders, plotted and paid for the killing of Berta are identified and prosecuted. Messages from Canada carry weight, says Berta’s daughter Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, who courageously carries on the work her mother led to defend Indigenous rights and the environment.