CAM MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONER HUNGER STRIKE
November 23rd, 2012
We communicate to the Mapuche Nation and general public opinion the following:
The CAM Mapuche Political Prisoners reaffirm their compromise with the hunger strike that began this past Wednesday, November 14th, until the final consequences.
This new mobilization pretends to denounce the following:
- Our pu peñi [Brothers] that have been persecuted and unjustly convicted through the application of the Antiterrorist Law, the use of “Secret Witnesses” and other devices in order to be sentenced to 8 and 15 years in prison respectively.
- We were doubly convicted by two different Courts, one Civil and the other Military, violating the principle of “NON BIS IN IDEM.” Being convicted to 3 and 4 years by Civil Justice when we had already been acquitted on the same charges (with Prosecutor Elgueta) through the Military Court.
Unto these facts, we reiterate the demands of the CAM Mapuche Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike, which are:
- Freedom for All Mapuche Political Prisoners in Chile
- Repair the transgression of “NON BIS IN IDEM”
- The recognition of Political Status in the case of Ramon Llanquileo as a Mapuche Political Prisoner
- The recognition of political status for all our Mapuche Political Prisoners.
Two ADDITIONAL Points:
- Stop the permanent raids to the cells where our prisoners are living out their sentence. With this end the constant harassment and tentative set-ups that have been made, principally with irresponsible insinuations on the part of Chilean authorities and the complicit action of Chilean Gendarmerie.
- That there be credit given to Hector Llaitul to the current sentence for the over four years of pre-trial detention for various charges that have been absolved.
Additionally we inform:
After 10 days on hunger strike, the first physical effects of this action have become noticeable: dizziness, dehydration, aches/pains, and a considerable loss of weight of approximately 7Kg on average.
Moreover, in order to have a true evaluation of the Hector Llaitul’s state of health, he has been promptly transferred to Angol Hospital, where since 9AM yesterday he has undergone various stomach exams, an endoscopy and an ultrasound. We should note that Peñi [Brother] Hector Llaitul’s state of health is delicate, since he had to be transferred urgently to hospital a few months ago, due to the extraction of gall stones and a few kidney exams are pending.
Unto this new mobilization, we call out on behalf of our Peñi to maintain alert, denouncing the irregularities presented here and forwarding the demands that are being presented.
FREE ALL MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS!
STOP THE REPRESSION ON THE COMMUNITIES IN CONFLICT!
TERRITORY AND AUTONOMY!
CAM Mapuche Political Prisoner Support Network, Hector Llaitul and Ramon Llanquileo on Hunger Strike
Distributed By: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]