Contribute to Honduras Solidarity Network's Legal Defense Fund for Berta, Aureliano, and Tomas

September 23, 2013

The Honduras Solidarity Network (US) has set up a legal defense fund for Berta Cáceres, Aureliano Molina and Tomás Gomez of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). The three Lenca indigenous leaders are facing a series of trumped up charges arising from the Lenca people’s struggle against a foreign-built dam project that will drown their land and religious/cultural sites. For over three months the community has non-violently blocked a road access to the construction site, insisting on their right to consultation and respect for their cultural and spiritual rights under Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization of the United Nations. The criminal charges are a transparent political attempt to criminalize COPINH, end resistance to the dam, and imprison three important indigenous leaders. To contribute to their legal defense go to: https://afgj.org/afgj-donations and when the page prompts you for “Cause” check COPINH Legal Defense Fund. Or, checks can be mailed to Alliance for Global Justice, 225 E 26th St., Ste. 1, Tucson, AZ 85713 with COPINH Legal Defense Fund in the memo line. 100% of your contribution will be forwarded to COPINH for their legal expenses.

 

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