Canada urges Honduran authorities to clarify the murder of Berta Cáceres

Tegucigalpa, March 3, 2016. The Canadian ambassador to Honduras, Michael Gort, wishes to express his deepest sympathy to the Honduran people, especially the families and friends of Berta Cáceres, activist and human rights defender, who was murdered this morning.

Canada strongly condemns this cowardly crime and urges the Honduran authorities to investigate the facts and to bring the perpetrators to justice in the shortest possible time, so that this crime does not go unpunished.

Likewise, it urges the Government of Honduras to ensure the protection of other activists and human rights defenders who have been threatened.

Through its support to projects and Honduran organizations, Canada will continue to promote the protection of human rights in Honduras.