Honduras denies murdered activist was on army 'hit list'

An activist places a candle in a offering to murdered Honduran indigenous environmentalist Berta Caseres during a demonstration outside the Honduran embassy in Mexico City on June 15, 2016Honduran authorities on Wednesday denied a British newspaper report alleging their military had issued orders to kill a high-profile environmental activist who was murdered at her home in March. The article by The Guardian quoted a source identified as a former soldier who said the activist, Berta Caceres, was on a “hit list” given to two elite military units. “I’m 100 percent certain Berta Caceres was killed by the army,” the source, a 20-year-old ex-first sergeant who spoke under a pseudonym, said, according to The Guardian.

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