Three months after the heinous killing of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, another Human Right Defender who is a leader of LGBTI community in Honduras Mr. René Martinéz has been killed . It is essential that thorough investigations are conducted as soon as possible to bring the perpetrators to justice. Urgent and decisive steps to protect human rights defenders in Honduras must be ensured so that impunity and violence come to an end.
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A week has passed since the tragic and lamentable killing of Berta Cáceres, a prominent Honduran environmentalist and human rights defender.
A thorough, transparent yet expedite investigation is essential, in order to bring all culprits to justice. The family of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran people and human rights defenders around the world deserve to see that impunity will not prevail.