Thursday, June 23, 2016

Honduran soldier says activist Berta Cáceres was killed by U.S.-backed coup regime - Salon.com

Honduran soldier says activist Berta Cáceres was killed by U.S.-backed coup regime - Salon.com Renowned indigenous activist Berta Cáceres was killed by Honduras’ U.S.-trained military, according to a former soldier.

Cáceres was gunned down at her home in March. The killers are not known, but activists who worked with Cáceres have insisted she was killed by the Honduran coup regime — which the U.S., under the leadership of President Obama and Sec. Hillary Clinton, helped legitimize.

A former first sergeant in the Honduran military told The Guardian that, months before her death, he saw Cáceres on a hitlist distributed to U.S.-trained special forces units. He said names and photographs of numerous activists were given to two elite units, which were ordered to kill the targets.