European Union External Action

Statement of the Spokesperson on the follow up of the death of Berta Cáceres in Honduras

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.

Mexican human rights defender and witness to the killing, Mr. Gustavo Castro Soto, must also be guaranteed full protection and be allowed to leave the country as soon as possible.

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