Incriminating CAM Communiqué Forces Mapuche members of Yeupeko Underground

Puntos FijosJanuary 14th, 2013

Following the publication of a Communiqué by the Arauco Malleco Coordinator (CAM), incriminating Mapuche members of the 2010 Temuco Prison Hunger Strike in at least four deaths throughout Wallmapu (including the Luchsinger-Mackey couple), various Peñi [Brothers] have had to flee from the many police operatives that have been deployed around the vicinity where the Luchsinger Estate Lords settlers died on January 4th, 2013.

These events have been verified by various media sources, such as Radio Bio-Bio on Friday morning, where police have raided the homes of Mapuche Ex-Hunger Strikers and have stationed themselves in the area without having been able to find any of the sought after Mapuche members. Moreover, the media has informed of search and permanent surveillance operatives at the homes of Ex-Hunger Strikers in various areas of Wallmapu.

It is important to note that the various Mapuche members incriminated by the CAM have been acquitted after years of pre-trial detention, even up to three years in some cases where the Prosecution has extended proceedings as long as possible, which therefore justifies the decision to elude these raids; especially considering the “Mapuche Hunt” that this organization has now joined.

The Communiqué in question, signed off by the Arauco Malleco Coordinator and widely distributed, describes an open form of snitching incriminating the deaths of “four innocent people,” against those that participated in the Hunger Strike from Temuco Prison, and who (according to the Communiqué) had negotiated behind closed doors with Minister Larroulet to end the Hunger Strike. The alleged secret negotiation alludes to an open meeting held in Temuco Prison by the Hunger Strikers, with a registry of participants – that is a list of names – that would be those currently sought after by the police as the alleged authors of the deadly attack.

The Communiqué was endorsed by the maximum authority of the CAM [Hector Llaitul] from the El Manzano Prison in Concepcion, through Senator Alejandro Navarro as his spokesperson. The document is of great importance for the investigation given the importance of the informer and therefore his knowledge of alleged dissenting auxiliaries.

Even though there is no investigation on the part of Chilean Justice that clarifies individual involvement in the deaths of the four people alluded in the Communiqué, the CAM has already done so, which is why the local authorities of the Chilean Government have come out to applaud the gesture of this organization.

The incident creates suspicion regarding the real objective behind the surprising transfer of the CAM leader to Concepcion the same day the police investigation and intelligence began on the death of the Luchsinger-Mackays, since up till now the Chilean government has recognized this as a decision taken by police intelligence.

If this was a political vendetta, this was the worse time to do it.

País Mapuche

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

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