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FMO statement on the violent death of Berta Cáceres

March 4, 2016

FMO deeply regrets the events that took place in Honduras leading to the violent death of Berta Cáceres, the coordinator and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (COPINH) and a well-respected human rights activist. Our thoughts are with her and the ones she leaves behind.

We are currently working with our contacts in Honduras to review exactly what has happened.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

We call for a thorough investigation on the events and to hold those responsible to account. We also call upon the Honduran government to do anything in their power to stop the ongoing violence and killings in their country.

FMO gives the highest priority to carefully engage all involved parties in its projects through intensive dialogue and consultation with the local population, to allocate a fair and righteous compensation for people that suffer damage and to make sure that the investments contribute to local job generation. FMO welcomes involvement and input from external stakeholders, including NGOs, to make sure these processes are performed well.

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