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The recent convictions of seven men in Honduras for the 2016 murder of Berta Cáceres is testament to the powerful call for justice that has reverberated around the world. Yet, as Vicki Gass explores, this is only a partial victory and the fight for justice continues.
The murder of Berta Caceres, the Honduran indigenous rights leader, was part of a plot meant to silence the opposition to the construction of an illegitimate hydroelectric project, according a team of international human rights lawyers.
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Les récents assassinats de Berta Cáceres et de Nelson García jettent une lumière crue sur les violences et les intimidations que subissent tous les jours nombre de défenseuses et défenseurs du droit indigène à la terre.
Los recientes asesinatos de Berta Cáceres y Nelson García ponen de manifiesto la extrema violencia e intimidación a la que se enfrentan cada día numerosos activistas indígenas pro derechos sobre la tierra. También enfatiza la necesidad urgente de que las empresas que participan en el proyecto hidroeléctrico de Agua Zarca, en Honduras, retiren su apoyo de forma total y permanente.
The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.