Berta Cáceres: Seven convicted of murdering anti-dam activist

Berta Cáceres posters are carried during a International Women's day demonstration in Tegucigalpa on March 08, 2016 Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Image caption The killing of indigenous campaigner Berta Cáceres caused international outrage

A courtroom in Honduras has found seven males responsible of the murder of a renowned environmental activist.

Berta Cáceres had received demise threats for opposing a hydro-electrical dam project and used to be shot dead through gunmen in her house in 2016.

Two of these convicted had labored for the company development the dam.

The murder sparked world outrage. In 2015 Ms Cáceres had received the celebrated Goldman prize for her long battle in opposition to the dam venture.

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She was praised for having rallied the indigenous Lenca other folks and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully harassed the dam builder to halt its undertaking.

Symbol copyright AFP Symbol caption Desa reputable Sergio Rodriguez (r) was once amongst those accused of Berta Cáceres’s murder

Judges on the courtroom in Tegucigalpa on Thursday stated two officials from the construction firm Desa – Sergio Rodríguez and Douglas Bustillo – had helped organise the killing together with former soldier Mariano Díaz.

The company has strongly denied any involvement in Ms Cáceres’ homicide.

Also convicted were Henry Hernandez, Elvin Rapalo, Edilson Duarte and Oscar Torres who were defined as hired assassins.

they’re all because of be sentenced in January. An 8th guy, Emerson Duarte Meza, was once cleared.

Desa executive Roberto David Castillo remains to be watching for trial in the case. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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