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HRD Attack

Silvestre Manueles Gómez

Incident date
May 1, 2015
Date accuracy
Year and Month Correct
Indigenous peoples
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Honduras
Los Encinos Honduras Hydropower & dam projects
Silvestre Manueles Gómez, member of the Movimiento Independiente Lenca de La Paz and known opponent of the Los Encinos project, was killed: his body was dismembered on the banks of the Chinacla River on the border of the departments of Intibucá and La Paz. This was one of the several murders of environmental and land defenders in recent years in the Santa Elena municipality.