Nephew of murdered activist Berta Cáceres demands U.S. stop support for Honduran police

    by Guardian
    Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:49 GMT

An activist holds a sign with a photo of slain environmental rights activist Berta Caceres in front of a line of riot policewomen during a march to mark International Women's Day in Managua, Nicaragua March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

The nephew of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres has demanded that the U.S. suspend military and police aid to the Central American nation until improvements are made to policing and justice.  

In an interview with the Guardian, Silvio Carrillo, whose aunt was killed by gunmen on March 3, called for an independent international investigation into the death of the celebrated indigenous rights advocate.

Carrillo vowed to fight for change in the country, which has the world’s highest rate of murder of activists: “We’re going to make it so… there’s change to how things are done in Honduras, so that women can be part of the discussion, women can have rights, there can be other Bertas come along so that you can not be afraid of going to Honduras, not be afraid to go out into the street to speak your mind.”

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