Below is a communique issued by COPINH earlier today. Since its publication the surviving victim of the military shooting, Allan Garcia Dominguez has been transferred to the hospital in San Pedro Sula in critical condition.
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Today, July 15, in the morning (around 9:45 am), the Honduran Army killed compañero Tomas García, a member of the Indigenous Council and auxiliary of the community, an active member of COPINH, a respected compañero, very prudent and a fighter, a compañero who never gave in to the pressures from the company DESA and SINOHYDRO. We condemn this brutal action that once again puts the Lenca population of Río Blanco into mourning. Furthermore the bullets from the soldiers’ rifles hit the youth Lenca, Allan Garcia Dominguez, son of compañero Tomas who is in delicate condition and was transferred to the Hospital of Santa Barbará.
This act was committed while the community was on its way, as always during these 106 days of resistance, to a peaceful blockade in front of the installations for the hydroelectric project of DESA and SINOHYDRO.
We demand that the National Police, the Public Ministry and other entities immediately capture and bring to judgement the criminals .
Compañero Tomas García, present, present today, tomorrow and always!