Criminal investigation files of Berta Caceres murder have been stolen from Judges car

Criminal investigation files of Berta Caceres murder have been stolen from Judges car

Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region.
  • notibomba | 30-09-2016.10:46 pm.

Yesterday, criminals assaulted the judge who carried the original records concerning Berta Cáceres case and investigation.

Unknown individuals attacked one of the Magistrates of the Penal Appeals Court of Francisco Morazán, Maria Luisa Ramos, who had the original files in her car to study it at home to enter judgment against those implicated in the crime.

Her car was also stolen. The assault and theft occurred on the street which leads to the Jose Cecilio del Valle University in Tegucigalpa.

Watch the press coverage of this here (VIDEO)

“Tonight sources linked to the Judiciary branch confirmed to televised news stations that the original files of the investigation into the murder of prominent environmentalist Berta Caceres has been stolen from a judge who had planned to study them at home for the sake of making a decision about the appeal filed by lawyers who had pledged to defend the individuals accused of murdering Mrs. Caceres.

It has also been confirmed that a team from the Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation (ATIC) led by Ricardo Castro (who is the director of ATIC) has gone to the Supreme Court to begin the investigation into the theft of the records and the car used by the magistrate.

The theft occurred when Mrs. Ramos was leaving her work. She was driving along the road to the Jose Cecilio del Valle University when she was cut off by two individuals and forced to stop. They approached her and signaled for her to lower the windows of the driver’s seat, threatening her with a firearm. The files contacted information about the alleged participants in the murder of Mrs. Caceres who are: Douglas Bustillo, Mariano Chavez, Sergio Orellana, Edilson Mesa, and his brother Emerson Mesa.

Due to the implications of the crime and the repercussions it has had on Honduras the investigation and judicial proceedings tied to it have been assigned a tribunal with national jurisdiction.”


traducido por: LJG