PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 2
The political prisoners of the community Wente Winkul Mapu of Lof Chekenco: Paulino Levipan Coyán, Daniel Levinao Montoya, Hector Ricardo Nahuelqueo Nahuelqueo, Rodrigo Montoya Melinao and their spokesman Eric Montoya Montoya.
We wish to inform the national and international public opinion that:
Today, August 29, fulfilling the third day of our hunger strike, we express our strong dissatisfaction with the unjust condemnation of our peñis(brothers) Daniel Levinao and Pauline Levipan in what we consider a discriminatory, racist and political ruling, with which the state seeks to tear down the idea of recovering our land and off our just struggle.
We as Mapuche Political Prisoners continue to resist and fight against the oppressive and inhuman capitalist system, we will fight against those who have usurped the territory and we will go to the last consequences for justice and truth for our cause thus proving our innocence.
1. - A mistrial in the case of Paulino Levipan and Daniel Levinao.
2. - The application of Convention 169 and international agreements signed by Chile.
3. - An end to the use of protected witnesses in Mapuche cases.
4. - No more raids on Mapuche communities and an immediate end to police violence against children, women and elderly.
We want the demilitarization of Mapuche territory.
5. - Freedom for all Mapuche political prisoners and the return of the territory to our communities.
We call on all Mapuche communities, all brother Peoples, all people of conscience, on the national and international social and human rights organizations to support our just cause.
Because neither imprisonment nor death will stop our struggle for freedom and territory for our Mapuche Nation.
Long live the Mapuche people and their centuries long resistance. Marrichiweu!!!
Mapuche Political Prisoners Wente Winkul Mapu
INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATE OF THE HUNGER STRIKERS, August 29, 2012
STRIKER WEIGHT OF START DAY 3 <29 AUGUST>
Paulino Levipan 67,800 64,000
Rodrigo Montoya 64,100 61,100
H. Ricardo Nahuelqueo 63,400 61,200
Erick Montoya 65,400 61,700
Daniel Levinao 63,700 59,300