Honduras: UN expresses concerns over theft of case files in environmentalist killing

Authorities have arrested a half dozen suspects in the March killing of Caceres, including a man who worked for the hydroelectric project that she opposed.

By: AP | Tegucigalpa | Published:October 4, 2016 10:39 am
Honduras, environmentalist killing, environmental activist, Berta Caceres, case files theft, Honduras news, latest news, Indian express A woman holds up a poster with a photo of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres, during a protest march in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (AP File Photo)

The United Nations office in Honduras expressed concern about last week’s theft of case files in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres. The office called on the Honduran government Monday “to recover the stolen information and carry out a rapid and efficient independent investigation.”

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Unidentified assailants stole the files from the car of appeals court justice Maria Luis Ramos in Tegucigalpa, the capital. Supreme Court President Rolando Argueta said it was normal for judges to take home case files, but said the practice has now been forbidden.

Authorities have arrested a half dozen suspects in the March killing of Caceres, including a man who worked for the hydroelectric project that she opposed. Caceres led the defense of the Gualcarque River in western Honduras against the proposed Agua Zarca dam.

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