EFE

  • The suspect, identified as Emerson Duarte was arrested along with four other men, including his twin brother Edilson Duarte.
  • Duarte is accused of crimes “murder against Cáceres and murder in their degree of execution attempt on a protected witness”
  • murdered in Honduras to the indigenous leader Berta Caceres.

Berta Caceres, Honduran leader killed

the Justice of Honduras issued Friday custody and auto formal prosecution against the alleged fifth implicated in the murder, on 3 March, the defending human rights and environmental Berta Caceres .

a spokesman for the court hearing the case told the press that was issued against the suspect, identified as Emerson Duarte “formal order of processing with the precautionary measure of preventive detention”. Duarte was arrested along with four other men, including his twin brother Edilson Duarte , on May 2, in an operation of the Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC).

suspect was required in court on 6 by the Public Ministry, because was in possession of a weapon, a .38 revolver , with what would have been killed Caceres. Emerson Duarte is accused of crimes of “murder against Berta Caceres Flores and murder in their degree of execution attempt on a protected witness,” the court said.

Caceres, who was also general coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was killed on March 3 in the city of Hope (western Honduras), where he resided, apparently by two armed men, a crime that has been repudiated at national and international level.

the attack wounded the Mexican activist Gustavo Castro , director of the association Other Worlds Chiapas and only witness to the crime. Four other involved appeared before a court in Tegucigalpa on 6 and 7 May and they were also imposed custody and was issued against formal order of processing for the murder of Caceres.

Those four defendants are Douglas Bustillo; Mariano Diaz Chavez, a major in the Honduran army; Edilson Duarte, retired captain, and Sergio Rodriguez, company executive Agua Zarca drives a hydroelectric project that Caceres opposed.

Relatives of Caceres ask all masterminds is captured crime and materials , in which, according to their allegations, are also involved businessmen and politicians. They also demand the creation of a technical team of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) because they believe in the investigations of the Honduran authorities.