Oct 17th, 2012
The five Mapuche Political Prisoners in Temuco announced that beginning Friday mourning; they will stop consuming water, which will worsen their conditions of health in a matter of hours. Meanwhile, the Gendarmerie presented an injunction to force feed the prisoners.
The legal action seeks to force feed the hunger strikers and the transfer to an assistance centre, which will be presented in the next few days in the Court of Appeal of Temuco, according to the director of Regional Gendarmerie of Arauco, Carlos Cortes, stated to the newswire SoyTemuco.
We should note that this is a serious injunction presented by the Gendarmerie, after the Justice system would carry out a similar measure regarding the four Mapuche Political Prisoners held at ConcepcionHospital.
Luis Marileo, Leonardo Quijon, Fernando Millacheo, Guido Bahamondes and Cristian Levinao ask to be transferred to Angol Prison as their fundamental demand, where the rest of the Mapuche Political Prisoners are held and are closer to their communities.
The Mapuche will initiate their dry hunger strike beginning 12AM Friday mourning, if the transfer is not carried out and there is attempt to be force fed, which would mean not consuming any nutrition or water, which would seriously worsen their state of health in a matter of hours.
The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]