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March 7, 2016

Urgent Action for Gustavo Castro Soto

Filed under: Human rights, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 9:34 am


Urgent Action for Gustavo Castro Soto


UK Call for Action: Protest today,  Monday 7th March 3pm Honduran Embassy, London



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 be alert for future action calls against the increasing criminalization and persecution of COPINH members.

We call on the Honduran authorities to immediately release Gustavo Castro Soto and to guarantee his safe return to Mexico.


Contact the Embassy of Honduras in London asking that Gustavo Castro Soto be released and guaranteed a safe return to Mexico.

Address: 4th Floor, 136 Baker Street, London W1U 6UD

Phone: 020 7486 4880

Fax: 020 7486 4550


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