Oct 31 2017

WHO ORDERED THE MURDER OF HONDURAN ACTIVIST BERTA CACERES?

This is an enormous week for the Honduran movement and the family of Berta Cáceres. This morning, October 31 2017, COPINH held a press conference to release the report entitled “The Dam of Violence: The Plan That Assassinated Berta Cáceres.” The report explicitly names the authors of the assassination and uncovers ‘a plot against Ms. Cáceres that was months in the making and reached up to senior executives of Desarrollos Energéticos, known as Desa, the Honduran company holding the dam concession,’ according to this NEW YORK TIMES article from October 28, 2017.

For some background and context, Berta Cáceres is the Honduran movement leader who was assassinated at night in her home on March 2, 2016 because of the organizing she did to defend the Lenca Indigenous Peoples’ land, rights and territory, and to protest and stand in resistance to transnational corporations and the Honduran government.

This is an urgent moment for international solidarity to shine a spotlight on the situation in Honduras and let the transnational company DESA and the Honduran government know we are all watching. Join Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) in taking action this week to demand protection and security for COPINH, the lawyers, and Berta’s family as they take this case to another level. We Demand: Protection and security for COPINH, the lawyers, and the family of Berta Cáceres.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/31/who-ordered-the-murder-of-honduran-activist-berta-caceres

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