Honduras energy executive arrested over activist murder

Honduras energy executive arrested over activist murderHonduran authorities said they have arrested an energy company executive allegedly behind the high-profile 2016 murder of prominent environmental activist Berta Caceres. Police detained electrical engineer Roberto David Castillo Mejia “as the intellectual perpetrator” behind Caceres’s murder, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement Friday. Officials said Castillo had served as CEO of the company Desarrollos Energeticos (DESA) — which Caceres actively campaigned against over plans to build a hydroelectric dam — at the time of the activist’s slaying.



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