Left MEPs back Berta Cáceres and Guapinol activists for Sakharov Prize

The Left group in the European Parliament has nominated late Honduran activist Berta Cáceres and the water defenders of Guapinol for the European Parliament’s annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. 

Berta Cáceres was a courageous ecologist and human rights defender from the indigenous Lenka community in Honduras before she was assassinated in March 2016. Cáceres was co-founder of COPINH (Council of Indigenous People of Honduras). For over two decades she resisted land grabs, illegal logging and mega-projects such as the Agua Zarca hydro projects for which she was murdered. 

The Guapinol environmental defenders*, members of the Municipal Committee...

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The world just lost one of the greatest freedom fighters not just in the history of Honduras but in the whole world. The voice of Berta Cáceres was, is and always will be a voice that inspires tenacity, love for the people, and hope. Berta always used her voice to amplify the voices of others, of the downtrodden, of the poor, of the Lenca people, of all indigenous and afro-descendant...