Friday 2nd December will mark nine months since the attackthat took place in La Esperanza, Intibucá in which Berta Cáceres was murdered and Gustavo Castro, the sole witness, was injured.
currently seven suspects in the case, but the Public Prosecutor
continues to conceal information from the family and prevent them from
actively participating in the investigation. Furthermore, DESA is
threatening to reactivate the hydroelectric project ‘Agua Zarca’.
In November, the creation of an International Expert Advisory Panel (GAIPE)
was announced. The panel has since met with local authorities to push
forward an independent investigation to be carried out according to the
law. Meanwhile, Honduras continues to be one of the most dangerous
countries for human rights defenders.
Next Friday, on the nine-month anniversary of Berta’s death, COPINH will carry out activities in La Esperanza, Honduras while representatives of Berta’s relatives and COPINH meet with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (CIDH) as the next step in their fight for justice. We would like to invite you to support these events from where you are.
How can you help?
Below are examples of messages that you can share on Facebook or Twitter:
Today we join Berta Cáceres’ family and COPINH in their demands for an independent investigation #JusticeForBerta #DESAOut!
9 months have passed since the death of Berta Cáceres. Today we demand an independent investigation #JusticeForBerta #DESAOut!
Cáceres was murdered 9 months ago today, but her struggle for justice
only grows. We join COPINH and her family to demand a fair and impartial
investigation #JusticeForBerta #DESAOut!
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Together we will show those responsible that Berta’s struggle did not die with her – it has only grown.