An indigenous chief assassinated in Honduras, the second in lower than 72 hours

The chief of the Tolupán ethnic group Adam Mejia was killed in Honduras this Tuesday whereas working within the municipality of Morazán, within the middle of the nation, days after homicide of the peasant chief of the Lenca ethnic group and candidate for deputy Félix Vázquez, in response to Europa Press.

Mejía was assassinated to bullets by unknown individuals who’ve subsequently fled and, till now, the motive for the homicide is unknown, whereas the perpetrators of the murder haven’t been arrested both, in response to native media La Tribuna.

Is the second indigenous chief assassinated in just a few days, after final Saturday a bunch of hooded males assassinated Félix Vázquez, a pre-candidate for deputy for the left of the Libertad y Refundación (Free) Occasion, who lived within the division of La Paz and was assassinated at his residence.

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Since 2015, no less than 20 indigenous defenders have been assassinated, in response to what the Lenca Impartial Indigenous Motion of La Paz-Honduras (MILPAH) denounced on the time.

Amongst these crimes, probably the most media protection was the one dedicated towards the chief of the Lenca folks and famend environmentalist Berta Cáceres, an environmental activist who led the opposition to the development of a hydroelectric dam in indigenous territory and who was shot useless in her own residence on 2 March 2016.

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