Sunday, September 9, 2012
HUNGER STRIKE MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS WENTE WINKUL MAPU PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 4
The political prisoners of the community Wente Winkul Mapu of Lof Chekenco: Paulino Levipan Coyan, 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:
It today is September 9th, on the 14th day of our hunger strike for justice and freedom.
We present the following:
We know that the Mapuche struggle is being criminalized by the Chilean state, they pursues us, they condemn and discriminate us in our own communities. Against this we as prisoners continue to fight although we are held prisoners, we go on day by day with your head held high, with great force, to tell the fascist Chilean state that it has not been able to resolve the main issue for communities which is the TERRITORY, on the contrary they accuses us with slander and repress with their police authorities shutting us up like we were criminals.
That is why we we take this measure of pressure so that our demands be heard and to have justice because the courts dictate political convictions influenced by government and business, characters who criticize the actions of the judges to let them make negative decisions towards the community members and to give high penalties to repress the Mapuche conflict. The state must be convinced that this historic political problem with our people will not stop, on the contrary we will continue our struggle to recover the territory and the freedom of our people and from the jail we will continue our commitment to fight until the end to be heard and that they return everything that they have taken away from us.
We call on all Mapuche communities, on all the brothers peoples, on all people of conscience, on all social, national and international human rights organizations to support our just cause.
Because neither imprisonment nor death will stop our struggle for the freedom and territory of our Mapuche Nation.
Mapuche political prisoners Wente Winkul Mapu