Monday, September 3, 2012
The implementation of political setups against young Mapuche
Patricio Queipul, Community Temucuicui, Luis Marileo and Jorge Marimán, Community Cacique José Guiñón; Cristian Cayupan and José Ñirripil, Lof Muko, Daniel Levinao and Paulino Levipan, Community Wente Winkul Mapu; Leonardo Quijón, Community Chequenco. These are some of the youths lately harassed, persecuted, prosecuted and convicted by the Chilean state for being Mapuche and defending their ancestral rights.
Each of these young men were prisoners in jail with exception of the minor Patricio Queipul who was two years in hiding until the April 29, 2011 when he was violently arrested.
A childhood marked by raids, by police violence against them and their family, thinking that may be wounded or killed, facing discrimination by a large segment of the Chilean community by the political influence of the government. of the state.
The press is manipulated and controlled. The aim of the state is to criminalize the social struggle of the Mapuche communities fighting for their ancestral rights to secure its own economic interests.
Compounded further by the application of the Terrorism Act inherited from the time of the dictatorship including minors, in violation of all rights in the Convention of the Child that Chile ratified 22 years ago.
Daniel Levinao and Paulino Levipan were sentenced to over 11 years for alleged attempted murder to policemen and illegal possession of weapons. The Court of Angol condemns them on August 8, 2012 despite that no evidence exists proving their involvement in the incident. The Chilean Justice decides to condemn them with evidence such as the use of props using dummies where policemen recognized the clothes the young community members wore that day, versions that contradict those of the previous day.
Patricio Queipul and Luis Marileo still have to face trial separately from the adults on October 9, 2012 for the Toll Quino case. Do not forget that all the villagers charged and prosecuted in that case were recently acquitted for having no real charges against them.
Proceedings that are approaching under the Anti-Terrorism Act on 4 and 5 September.
Cristian Cayupan and José Ñirripil must present themselves at the Preparation of Oral Proceedings in the case Attack on the Fundo Brazil, events that occurred on September 11, 2009, on charges of alleged terrorist arson, common arson of consummate and frustrated degree and robbery with intimidation. Recall that at the time they were children, and as in the Toll Quino case a separate process from the adults is applicable.
The preparations for Oral proceedings are on Tuesday September 4 in Temuco
Leonardo Quijón, the young Mapuche wounded with almost 200 pellets in his leg, unjustly prosecuted and later acquitted in 2009. Again is charged with alleged attempted arson at a property and the trial will be held on September 5, 2012 in Collipulli.
Leonardo's case is one of the most serious cases of human rights violation and yet no one is made responsible for them, especially in spite of his proven innocence the Chilean state, instead of doing Justice they keep harassing and persecuting him. August 23 at 16:00 pm he was arrested by Chilean PDI and he had to spend a night in a cell despite aggravating his health situation caused by wounds from the pellets in his leg.
Although it has been shown that these trials are unfair, improper and Public Prosecutor's accusations are unfounded, wrongful convictions have been exercised as in the case of the youths Levinao and Levipán
and the Mapuche continue to be prosecuted and convicted for supposed facts while in the murdercases of Mapuche, as in the case of community members Jaime Mendoza Collio and Matías Catrileo, the murderers stay free and continue to work as police.
We call to support the young Mapuche subjected to these trials and to denounce nationally and internationally the Chilean state for these undue trials that do not respect the international treaties.
Demand an end to the application of the Anti-Terrorism Act against the social struggle and the end of terror and violence against Mapuche communities and their children.
More Info in Spanish; sources:
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