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'Horrific Human Rights Crime': Another Environmental Activist Slain in Honduras | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

9.7.16

'Horrific Human Rights Crime': Another Environmental Activist Slain in Honduras | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community - "The comrade was killed with a knife," said La Voz Lenca, the communications arm of COPINH, on its Facebook page, according to teleSUR's translation. The group added that Urquía had been "abducted by unknown persons."

In a press release, COPINH wrote that the "death of Lesbia Yaneth is a political feminicide, and an attempt to silence the voice of those brave women who are courageously defending their rights and opposing the patriarchal, racist and capitalist system of of their society."

Maude Barlow, chairperson of the social justice group Council of Canadians, condemned this latest murder as a "horrific human rights crime."

Urquía's death also follows that of Nelson García, another COPINH activist who had fought against a mega-dam project alongside Cáceres before he was also shot and killed in March.


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