Amnesty International Canada

Protect defenders under attack

Honduran authorities must guarantee the safety of Bertha Zúniga Cáceres and all defenders of human rights, Indigenous territory and the environment

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Tell the Government of Honduras to guarantee the rights and protection of threatened defenders


Ambassador of Honduras
Tania Vanessa Maria A.
c/o the Embassy of the Republic of Honduras in Canada
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Indigenous land and water defenders face grave danger in Honduras

Bertha Isabel Zúniga has suffered smear campaigns, surveillance, threats and armed attacks for her work to defend Indigenous rights and seek justice for the murder of her mother Berta Cáceres. 

Berta was assassinated in 2016 as she led a campaign by the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to stop the damming of a river vital to the human rights and spirituality of Lenca Indigenous communities.

Since then, dozens of defenders of land, Indigenous territory and the environment have been imprisoned with false accusations of criminal activity, threatened, attacked.

Honduras is now one of the most dangerous countries in the world to defend Indigenous rights and the environment.

Please raise your voice to protect defenders.



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