European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of Human rights' defender René Martinèz in Honduras

Bruxelles, 05/06/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160605_01
Statements by the Spokesperson

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.