Honduras: 5 charged with murder over killing of activist Berta Cáceres

A mourner carries a banner depicting slain activist Berta Cáceres at her funeral.

(CNN)Honduran authorities have charged five suspects with the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres.

Cáceres, one of the Central American nation's best-known activists, was found shot dead in her home in La Esperanza in March.
The 45-year-old, who campaigned for indigenous and environmental causes, had long been subject to repeated threats and harassment.
She was part of a group leading a campaign against Agua Zarca, one of the nation's biggest hydropower projects.
    The five men, including two brothers, were charged with her murder Friday.
    In a statement, the Honduran Public Ministry said an investigation had yielded "technical and scientific evidence" that had led to their arrests.
    It did not provide specifics on what kind of evidence was found, but said one of the suspects had the gun used in the killing. He had been charged with illegal possession of firearms, authorities said.

    Link to hydropower project

    One of the suspects is linked to the company DESA, which owns and operates the Agua Zarca hydropower project.
    The suspect was "manager for social and environmental matters for the company," according to a statement by Agua Zarca.