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Honduras: 2 Leaders of COPINH Survive Assassination Attempts

HeadlinesOct 13, 2016
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In Honduras, the indigenous rights organization COPINH says two of its leaders have survived assassination attempts over the last week. The group says on October 9, unknown gunmen opened fire on organizer Alexander García Sorto through the bedroom window of his home while he and his wife were sleeping. Also that night, the group says unknown gunmen opened fire on COPINH general coordinator Tomás Gómez Membreño as he drove the organization’s truck home from a meeting. Gómez’s predecessor was Berta Cáceres, the internationally known environmental activist who was murdered in March.

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