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Schakowsky statement on the threats made to Berta Caceres' family

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and member of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement after the family of slain human and environmental rights activist Berta Caceres reported being harassed and violently threatened:

“The murder of Berta Caceres was a cruel and cold-blooded blow to human, labor, and environmental rights in Honduras,” said Rep. Schakowsky. “Now, her family has reported that they have been the victims of widespread harassment and violent threats. These reports are shocking and painful reminders of the hateful threats received by Berta herself for years leading up to her assassination. The violence and danger faced by activists fighting for civil rights in Honduras are unacceptable and should not be ignored by the international community. As we work to improve this state of affairs, I will continue to demand that the intellectual and material authors of Berta’s murder are brought to justice.”

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