04.03.2016
News

Honduran Human Rights Defender Berta Cáceres Murdered

[:en]Berta Caceres, Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize.[:fi]Berta Caceres, Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Valokuva: Goldman Environmental Prize.[:fr]Berta Caceres, Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize.[:]

Awarded Honduran human rights defender Berta Cáceres has been murdered.

Cáceres was one of the leading opposing figures of the Agua Zarcan hydroelectric plant project, which is partly financed by the Finnish development finance company Finnfund.

KIOS expresses its concern about the incident and emphasizes the importance of a thorough investigation.

The news was reported on Friday also by Guardian.