Immanent Transfer of Two Mapuche Hunger Strikers from Concepcion to Collipulli

Immanent Transfer of Two Mapuche Hunger Strikers from Concepcion to Collipulli

Oct 17th, 2012

Prison guards prepare a strict operative to transfer two of the four Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike (now on its 52nd day) from Concepcion Hospital.

The transfer would be for Erik Montoya (20 years old) and his cousin Rodrigo Montoya Melinao (19 years old) who have each lost 12 and 15 Kg respectively.

They will be taken to the Court of Appeals of Collipulli in order to continue the Oral hearing that accuses them of “attempted homicide against police” and the “illegal possession of a weapon.” The hearing will be held tomorrow Thursday at 12 noon.

The transfer will be carried out by guards, prepared with absolute secrecy according to Radio Biobio, after the Chief of Justice was notified of the trial that was supposed to be held last week, just one day after the four strikers arrived in Concepción.

Only an abrupt change in the state of health of the Mapuche would modify the plans, but according to the latest evaluation by government representatives, the hunger strikers remain stable despite rejecting venipuncture therapy and health exams.

The family of the hunger strikers, the Wente Winkul Mapu Community, the Support Network to the Communities in Struggle, Mapuche student centres and social organizations CALL OUT to join the camp in front of the Regional Hospital to beware of this transfer.

País Mapuche

Distributed by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]


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