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Company Response

7 Mar 2017


DESA response

First, we must clarify the information in the article. DESA has never filed a civil lawsuit against a person for a particular crime. The lawsuit has been filed before the Honduran justice system for defamation and for blaming irresponsibly a company of a crime they did not commit. These actions, besides being an offence and a calumny in Honduras, represent a tremendous lack of ethic and of trueness. Honduras is a country with important challenges and investment projects, as those of DESA, contribute in creating quality jobs that allow hundreds of families escape poverty and reach a better life...Nevertheless, unfortunately there are people that arduously work to disqualify and destroy  the development opportunities that communities have in Honduras. To say a lie against DESA is to disqualify and to attack the motor of development of hundreds of families that due to these initiatives have found a job that allows them to construct a better future…

[This is a non-official translation by the BHRRC, the complete response is available in Spanish here]

Part of the following timelines

Honduras: 1 year since Berta Cáceres’ murder – selected materials

Honduras: DESA files defamation lawsuit against women's rights NGO over its representative's statements on the killing of Berta Cáceres