July 30, 2021

Honduran Public Prosecutor asked for murder results Berta Cáceres

Honduran Public Prosecutor asked for murder results Berta Cáceres

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) today demanded that the Public Ministry provide "satisfactory results to Honduran society and the international community," on the murder of Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres in 2016.

"For Berta's fight to ban the theft of our communities is that she was murdered more than two years ago without the Public Ministry giving satisfactory results to Honduran society and the international community that seeks justice," Copinh said in a statement. release.

Relatives of Berta Cáceres and members of Copinh demanded justice before the Public Ministry in Tegucigalpa, where they also read a communiqué in which they reiterated their rejection, as in other years, to the commemoration of the Discovery of America, October 12, 1492 .

"Today, October 12, 2018, we are 526 years of resistance against the extermination of the peoples that began with the bloody Spanish invasion -and others- to the indigenous territories of this continent that we have been defending for centuries. common goods of nature, "the statement said.

The Public Ministry arrived to "demand that it be broken with impunity and accuse the company DESA (Desarrollos Energéticos Sociedad Anónima) construction of the hydroelectric project 'Agua Zarca' for what it is, a criminal enterprise, an illicit association", to the who are responsible for the murder of Cáceres, on March 3, 2016.

Berta Cáceres was the coordinator of Copinh, which she co-founded 25 years ago.

The indigenous leader, of the Lenca ethnic group, was murdered at her home in the city of La Esperanza, western department of Intibucá.

For the murder of Cáceres eight people have been accused Mariano Díaz (Army officer), Douglas Geovanny Bustillo (ex-military), Sergio Ramón Rodríguez, manager of DESA; Elvin Heriberto Rápalo, Henry Javier Hernández, the Edilson brothers and Emerson Duarte, and Óscar Arnaldo Tareas.

According to the protesters, "there is clear and convincing evidence of the coordination from the company management (DESA), its employees to commit criminal acts with the aim of stopping the struggle of COPINH, an objective that they currently retain, and end the opposition of Berta. "


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