"Honduran Court Finds Construction Exec Guilty In Activist's Murder"

"Roberto David Castillo, head of construction company DESA, is convicted over the 2016 murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres"

"TEGUCIGALPA - A former top executive of a Honduran construction firm was found guilty on Monday of being a collaborator in the 2016 murder of indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres, a judge said in a court ruling.

Roberto David Castillo, the former head of Desarrollos Energeticos, or DESA, which ran the $50 million Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam project, has said he is innocent of the charges.

Seven other men have already been convicted and sentenced for playing a role in the killing. Castillo was originally charged with being the mastermind behind the murder, but was found guilty of being a co-conspirator. He is set to be sentenced on Aug. 3."

Gustavo Palencia reports for Reuters July 6, 2021.

Source: Reuters, 07/06/2021