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David Castillo found guilty as co-perpetrator for the murder of Berta Cáceres

The former head of DESA will be sentenced on 3 August. COPINH highlights that the masterminds still need to be prosecuted

On 5 July, the city of Tegucigalpa sentencing court’s first chamber unanimously found David Castillo, Honduran businessman and intelligence officer, guilty of co-perpetrating the murder of Berta Cáceres. His sentence will be announced on 3 August. The ruling confirmed, among the main pieces of evidence, the numerous phone communications, text  … Read more

Berta Cáceres murder case: David Castillo to face trial

Announcement comes hours before the fifth anniversary of the Lenca defender’s murder.

Roberto David Castillo Mejía is a Honduran businessman, former government employee for the state energy agency, and later Executive Director of the company in charge of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project: Desarrollos Energéticos S.A (DESA). Berta Cáceres and the Lenca community from Rio Blanco opposed the installation of DESA’s project  … Read more

BERTA CÁCERES CASE: TRIAL FOR MILITARY OFFICER AND BUSINESSMAN ACCUSED OF MASTERMINDING MURDER

Honduran court announces that David Castillo must face oral and public trial. Interview with Bertha Zúniga.

After an 18-month suspension of the preliminary hearings to decide whether to open trial against David Castillo, a Honduran court finally announced on 26 August that he will face an oral and public trial. A military intelligence officer trained at West Point, David Castillo is also a known businessman linked  … Read more