Berta Cáceres Flores was a Honduran human rights and environmental activist who led a courageous movement to defend Indigenous lands and communities. On March 2, 2016, intruders broke into her house and shot her to death. At the time of her murder, Berta was working to stop the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project – a dam that threatens a sacred river for the Lenca Indigenous People in Honduras.Berta, her family and members of an organisation she co-founded – the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) – had been harassed, threatened and persecuted by state and non-state actors for years, but the Honduran government did little to protect them.That’s why we join COPINH and Berta’s family in demanding the state of Honduras allows an independent commission to investigate her murder. We also join the demand for the immediate closure of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project and the cancellation of land concessions granted for its development.Together, we can shine a light on this violence and continue the work Berta started. Say no more to the murder of environmental leaders. #BertaLives
Justice for Berta Cáceres
Dear Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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