Stand in solidarity - support the mission of Honduran activists to Europe

21 April 2016

This briefing outlines the reasons that a delegation of Indigenous Lenca activists from Honduras are visiting five European countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany and Spain) from April 19 - May 6, 2016 to meet with meet, policy makers and NGOs and financiers, join national protests, and talk to media and the general public about the repression and impunity in their country.

They COPINH delegation are in Europe to denounce the murder of Indigenous and human rights leader Berta Caceres and call on Dutch development bank FMO and Finland- based FinnFund to withdraw from the Agua Zarca project.

The are also calling on the German companies, Siemens and Voith, to give up their plan to sell turbines to the Agua Zarca project, and to call on the EU to suspend funding to Honduras, given the ongoing persecution and murders of members of environmental and human rights organisations.