Mapuche Political Prisoners in Temuco Prison Start Hunger Strike

Published March 5, 2020

Mapuche Political Prisoners in Temuco Prison Start Hunger Strike

“We make a broad call to all our people Mapuche Nation, to the conscious non-Mapuche people who mobilize and fight. To all those deprived and deprived of liberty of all the criminals of the country to mobilize, fight and raise their own petitions. Leaving freedom of action according to popular imagination and creativity.”

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION START HUNGER STRIKE DAY 1.

February 27, 2020

To our Mapuche Nation people, to our traditional and spiritual authorities, to all the original peoples of the world, to the non-Mapuche people who mobilize and fight, to our family, community and friends we come to inform the following:

Kiñe: Since the Chilean State, through its institution of the Chilean Gendarmerie, has set aside its main objective, which is to ensure the integrity of all those deprived of liberty and which has repeatedly revealed little will to resolve and authorize spiritual ceremonies, among other matters, according to our customs and way of life.

Epu: We have taken the firm decision to start an indefinite liquid hunger strike, starting at zero hours on Thursday, February 27 of the current year establishing the following petition:

1.- TRANSFER TO THE CET OF THE MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS AND DOES NOT MAPUCHE ADHERENT TO THE SOCIAL CLAIMS.

2.- SPECIAL MODULE ENABLING FOR ALL INMATES INDISTINCT FROM THE CAUSE, BELONGING TO THE ORIGINAL PEOPLES. ACCORD WITH OUR LIVES AND CUSTOMS.

3.- MODIFICATION OF THE PENITENTIARY REGULATION, DECREE N ° 518.

4.- DEMAND FOR LAND, TERRITORY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Kula: From the right and Kimpu Mapuche there is abundant foundation for the requirement of the above points and for the restoration of the territory and natural resources of the Wallmapu. The restitution of our lands, territory and compensation for the damages caused historically and currently by acts against humanity by the Chilean and Argentine State.

Meli: We make a wide call to all our Mapuche Nation people, to the conscious non-Mapuche people who mobilize and fight. To all those deprived and deprived of liberty of all the criminals of the country to mobilize, fight and raise their own petitions. Leaving freedom of action according to popular imagination and creativity.

Finally, we convened a great march this March of struggle and mobilization for Monday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Plaza Hospital de Temuco and we invited the different regions to join and raise joint activities for that day raising our request.

FREEDOM TO ALL MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONS AND NOT MAPUCHE!

HEALTH, RESPECT AND DIGNITY FOR ALL THE PRIVATE OF FREEDOM!!

NO MORE REPRESSION OR EVICTION OF THE TERRITORIES IN RESISTANCE!!

Juan Cheuqueta Cheuquepil Political Prisoner Mapuche Jail of Temuco.

Machi Celestino Córdova Political Prisoner Mapuche Prison of Temuco.

Family, friends and Support Network.

Temuco Thursday, February 27, 2020.

From: https://www.mapuexpress.org/2020/02/27/presos-politicos-mapuche-de-carcel-de-temuco-inician-huelga-de-hambre/