Honduras trial in Indigenous activist’s murder paused

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The trial of an alleged mastermind in the killing of Berta Cáceres, a prize-winning environmental and Indigenous rights defender in Honduras, was suspended Wednesday as the defense team attempted to change the judge.

The pause came just one day after the trial of Roberto David Castillo Mejía opened.

The defense team had petitioned the court Tuesday to delay the proceeding while three outstanding challenges were resolved and it awaited results of some forensic analyses. The court rejected the request.

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