Open letter to EU on Berta Cáceres’ murder in Honduras

Berta Cáceres © Goldman Environmental Prize

More than 120 networks and organizations across the Americas and Europe signed an open letter to EU institutions condemning the assassination of the Honduran human rights activist Berta Cáceres.

Berta Cáceres, Lenca indigenous leader and coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) was murdered on March 3rd 2015 at her residence in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. While expressing its deepest condolences to her family, civil society urges the Honduran authorities to invest all necessary resources to investigate, prosecute, punish those responsible and take appropriate remedy measures, including publicly dignifying the memory of Berta. The international community, the statement reads, should also “take all necessary measures to ensure that the Honduran State fulfill its human rights obligations.”

Read the letter in English here