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Murder of high-profile indigenous leader Berta Cáceres must trigger urgent investigation in Honduras

Global Witness is calling on the Honduran government to launch an immediate investigation into the killing of Berta Cáceres, a high-profile activist who campaigned for the defence of indigenous land rights…In Cáceres’ acceptance speech at the Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony she remarked on the situation facing her community, saying, “They follow me and threaten to kidnap and kill me. They threaten my family. This is what we have to face.”…Honduras’ obligation under international law demands that indigenous people are consulted on projects that affect their land. This has been ignored by the dam owners, the Honduran company DESA. The project is also partly financed by the Dutch development bank FMO…

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