Rep. Johnson introduces “The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act”

Congressman leads effort with five colleagues to withhold U.S. funds from Honduran police & military until gross human rights violations are addressed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of the tragic killing of the Honduran environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres on March 2, 2016, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced legislation that would suspend U.S. funding to the Republic of Honduras for their police and military operations, including funds for equipment and training, until the Honduran government investigates credible reports indicating the police and military are violating citizens’ human rights.

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