Otros Mundos Coordinator and Other Worlds' board member Gustavo Castro Soto was the sole witness to the assassination of Berta Cáceres on Wednesday March 3, 2016. He was injured during the attack. After the attack, Gustavo voluntarily went to the local authorities to give his testimony. He was then taken into custody and is now in his third day of being detained. He has been denied food and sleep.
In addition to Gustavo's detention, the number two person in COPINH, Aureliano "Lito" Molina is also being detained by the government. The reason given is that he is a "suspect" in a "crime of passion" (this in addition to the government's claim that Berta's death was part of a robbery). Two other leaders of COPINH are being "investigated." Please stay tuned for future action calls against the increasing criminalization and persecution of COPINH members. A lot more of both is in the works, and COPINH will need our help for the long haul.
We call on the Honduran authorities to immediately release Gustavo Castro Soto and to guarantee his safe return to Mexico.
1. Make a phone call! Contact the numbers below asking that Gustavo Castro Soto be released and guaranteed a safe return to Mexico.
Honduras Embassy in US
Jorge Alberto Milla Reyes
1014 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20001.
Telephone: 202.506.4995, 202.450.3146
Ambassador James D. Nealo
Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América Avenida La Paz, Tegucigalpa M.D.C., Honduras
Telephone: 011 (504) 2238-5114, 2236-9320
Fax Number: 011 (504) 2236-9037
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Honduras Embassy in Canada
151 Slater Street, Suite 805-A, Ottawa ON KIP 5H3, Canada
Telephone: (613) 233.8900, +1.613.233.8900
Fax: (613) 232.0193, +1.613.232.0193
Honduras Embassy in Mexico
Calle Alfonso Reyes #220, Cuauhtémoc, Condesa, 06170 Ciudad de México, D.F., México
Telephone:+52 55 5211 5250
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