According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets.
Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from his home. Cespad said that two unknown people, "heavily armed, dressed in military and with black hoods," entered the place and subdued those present. Then the men beat, handcuffed and took the victim in a gray van.
Besides, Cruz Cruz was recovering from surgery, so he was bleeding at the time of his abduction.
El cuerpo de Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz fue encontrado con signos de tortura, machetazos y balas. La noche del martes 8 de octubre, dos personas desconocidas, fuertemente armadas, vestidas de militares y con capuchas negras irrumpieron en su vivienda.https://t.co/Zaqgxvjkst
Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz's body was found with signs of torture, machetes, and bullets. On the night of Tuesday, October 8, two unknown people, heavily armed, dressed in military and with black hoods broke into their home.
The Center for Research and Promotion of Human Rights (Ciprodeh) condemned the continuous “persecution, criminalization and murder of peasant leaders" in Honduras.
The organization called on the institutions to carry out "a prompt investigation and that cases like this do not continue in total impunity."
They also asked other national and international organizations to condemn the murder and violation of human rights in Honduras.