US-Senator Leahy verurteilt Mord an Berta Cáceres

First, the investigation of this crime must be independent and comprehensive, including the participation of international experts. Those responsible for ordering and carrying it out must be brought to justice.

Second, the Rio Blanco and the territory that Berta devoted her life to defend, should be protected. The Agua Zarca dam project should be

And third, all Hondurans, and most importantly its leaders, should publicly dedicatemthemselves to defending the legitimate role of activists like Berta, of civil society organizations like COPINH, of independent journalists, and others who peacefully exercise their rights to expose the truth and to demand a more just society. It is the responsibility of government to protect them, not to treat them as legitimate targets of intimidation and arrest..."