October 3, 2012
More than a thousand people marched through the streets of Temuco in support of Mapuche political prisoners who are 38 days on a hunger strike in the jail of Angol.
Representatives of the communities Rofwe and Trapilwe were joined by students and adherents of the Mapuche struggle, who rallied in opposition to legal actions taken against the Mapuche communities, especially those in the province of Malleco.
The march was mainly aimed at showing support for the 4 community members of the community Wente Winkul Mapu who are on a hunger strike for 38 days in jail of Angol, to whom this week joined five Mapuche prisoners detained in the prison of Temuco.
The Machi(Spiritual leader) of the Rofwe territory, Fidel Tranamil said this and other ways shall make known the situation of the Mapuche who carry this a means of pressure.
"We are letting the State know that today there is a hunger strike which is being passed unnoticed by themselves and their information policies. This strike has our peñi(brothers) in a pretty bad shape and we as Mapuche are going to make it known in any way and anywhere that our brothers are on a hunger strike." said the traditional authority of Makewe.
Huilliche announce mobilizations in support of prisoners on a hunger strike
Sep 30, 2012
The Mapuche Movement Autonomous Huilliche of Futahuillimapu announced they will begin demonstrations in support of the four Mapuche from Malleco maintaining a hunger strike which is already reaching 36 days.
The call was made following a visit to the jail of Angol where they were able to confirm the critical state in which the strikers Daniel Levinao Montoya, Paulino Levipán Coyán, Rodrigo Montoya Melinao and Eric Montoya Montoya are.
According to Erwin Aguas, werkén huilliche of Futahuillimapu, at this point the state in which the community members are is already critical, so he made a call to the communities of the province of Osorno to be aware of the protests to be held.
According to the leader is a situation that should concern the whole Mapuche and Chilean society, mainly because they are young people as a result of the strike they may be left with lifelong consequences, he told Radio Bio Bio.
Daniel Levinao Montoya, Paulino Levipán Coyán, Rodrigo Montoya Melinao and Eric Montoya Montoya are on hunger strike at Angol Prison, demanding the review of their convictions, after being sentenced to 10 years and one day for alleged attempted murder to police, with the only evidence of a protected witness., Daniel Levinao Montoya, Paulino Levipán Coyán, Rodrigo Montoya Melinao and Eric Montoya Montoya are on strike at Angol Prison demanding the review of their convictions, after being sentenced to 10 years and one day for alleged attempted murder to police, with the only evidence of a protected faceless witness.