Meet With Berta’s Daughters Mr. President

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The three daughters of environmental activist and Lenca indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was shot and killed by two assailants in her home in the town of La Esperanza, Honduras last Thursday, have asked to meet with President Juan Orlando Hernández to personally petition that an international and independent commission be established to investigate the murder of their mother. The names of the three young woman are Laura Yolanda, Olivia Marcela, and Berta Isabel Zúniga Cáceres.

“If the government of Honduras wants to guarantee our security, then it has to determine the origin of the threat, who is behind it and why, for the sake of our safety and that of our entire family,” said the eldest, Olivia Marcela. At a press conference organized by the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the daughters read from a prepared written statement, saying… “We request publicly an urgent meeting with President…

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