Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chile: COMMUNIQUE by Mapuche ex-Political Prisoners facing new trial

COMMUNIQUE: Erick Montoya Montoya- Rodrigo Montoya Melinao- Hector Nahuelqueo Nahuelqueo - 27/01/2013

To the national and international public opinion:

From Monday 21 January of the present year, the retrial against us is taking place, initially being accused of the charges of attempted murder and damages against police and the landowner Juan de Dios Fuentes, charges under which the prosecution sought convictions of 22 and 18 years respectively.

Because of these charges, of which we plead innocent, we held a hunger strike for more than sixty days, in which we put our lives at risk, in order to have them do justice, and for which the Supreme Court decided to order a new trial, in order to change the offenses with which the prosecution sought to condemn us.

Today we want to extend the dissemination of what happens with this new trial, before which we insist on expressing our total innocence and rejection of any and all of the evidence with which the prosecution has tried so far accuse us of facts they intend to prove with faceless witnesses.

We make our extensive
call, to leaders of communities that are part of the Mapuche Movement and all Lonkos and Werkenes, as well as to the general non-Mapuche public who wish to show their support of our struggle, by solidarizing with their presence on Monday January 28, 2013 at 15:00 hours in the court of Angol, the day on which the mentioned trial ends.

Chaltu pu Peñi, pu lamgen!

Erick Montoya Montoya- Rodrigo Montoya Melinao- Hector Nahuelqueo Nahuelqueo

Angol January 27, 2013.



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