SAVE THE DATE - 2 JUNE 2020
Front Line Defenders, COPINH, The Goldman Environmental Prize & 350.org present the book launch of
Who Killed Berta Cáceres?
Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender's Battle for the Planet
Nina Lakhani, Author & Environmental Justice correspondent, Guardian US
Bertha Zuniga Cáceres, COPINH & daughter of Berta Cáceres
Bill McKibbon, Founder, 350.org (moderator)
2 June 2020 - 12 PM NY / 9 AM California / 5 PM London
50 months since the assassination of Honduran human rights and environmental defender Berta Cáceres, Guardian journalist Nina Lakhani presents Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender's Battle for the Planet.
Lakhani tracked Cáceres's remarkable career in the face of years of threats as friends and colleagues in Honduras were killed defending basic rights; the journalist endured threats and harassment herself as a result of investigating the murder. She was the only foreign journalist to attend the 2018 trial of Cáceres's killers, where state security officials, employees of the dam company and hired hitmen were found guilty of her murder. Many questions about who ordered and paid for the killing remain unanswered.
Drawing on more than a hundred interviews, confidential legal filings and company documents during years of reporting in Honduras, Lakhani paints an intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman in a state beholden to corporate powers , organised crime and the United States.
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