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​​​​​​​Honduras: Judicial authorities must investigate all those responsible for the killing of Berta Cáceres

    July 25, 2018

    In anticipation of the evidentiary hearing in the criminal case against eight people accused of the killing of Berta Cáceres scheduled for 27 July, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:

    “The Honduran justice system must comprehensively review the killing of the brave human rights defender Berta Cáceres and analyze the motives behind the crime, in addition to the political and economic actors who could have somehow been involved in this heinous crime.”

    “It is crucial that the perpetrators of the crime be investigated, but also those behind it. If they fail to do so, the Honduran authorities are sending the message that only those who carried out the order to kill Berta Cáceres will face the consequences and not those who gave the order or planned this crime, therefore encouraging further attacks against those who defend the land, territory and environment.”

    For more information please contact Elizabeth Berton-Hunter, Media Relations 416-363-9933 ext 332 bberton-hunter@amnesty.ca

    Further information:

    Honduras: Arrest of DESA executive must be followed by further action against those behind the killing of Berta Cáceres (News, 3 March 2018)

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/03/honduras-arrest-of-desa-executive-must-be-followed-by-further-action-against-those-behind-the-killing-of-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/