|After Caceres & Garcia Murders: US Must Stop Funding Honduras|
|Written by teleSUR|
|Wednesday, 16 March 2016 15:16|
Activists are calling for the United States and other governments and corporations to end funding for repressive government forces in Honduras.
The assassination of another Honduran activist involved in Berta Caceres' Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras is an extreme case within a wider wave of systematic attacks and criminalization against the community in the two weeks since the iconic leader was murdered, a human rights observer told teleSUR on Wednesday. And it underlines the urgent need for the United States and other international backers to cut support to Honduras, she added.
"There are instances that suggest that COPINH continues to be under surveillance and to face threatening actions," Brigitte Gynther of the Washington-based School of the Americas Watch told teleSUR by phone from La Esperanza, the western Honduran town where Caceres was murdered on March 3.
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