Honduras: Protests Mark One Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Killing

03.03.2017 - Democracy Now!

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Honduras: Protests Mark One Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Killing
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In Honduras, hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Honduran Supreme Court building Thursday to demand justice for Berta Cáceres, the famed environmental activist and feminist leader who was assassinated in her home one year ago. Eight men have been arrested as suspects in Berta’s killing—including one active army major and two retired military members. Two of these suspects reportedly received military training in the United States. This is Berta Cáceres’s daughter Bertita Isabel Zúñiga Cáceres.

Bertita Isabel Zúñiga Cáceres: “We are here to denounce the lack of justice. The authorities want us to feel that the case has been resolved. On the contrary, we are saying that the process is full of irregularities. It won’t imprison nor guarantee the sentencing of those people who have been arrested.”

At Thursday’s demonstration in Tegucigalpa, police in riot gear fired tear gas at protesters who responded by hurling rocks. Protesters were demanding an end to impunity for the killers of more than 150 land rights activists in the Aguan Valley since 2009.

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