Monday February 4, 2013
By Commission of Communications / / Campaign to Free all Mapuche Political Prisoners
This afternoon was passed the sentence of the young community members Rodrigo and Erick Montoya and Ricardo Nahuelqueo
As a "new outrage toward the Mapuche Nation" was rated Erick Montoya's sentence to six years in prison, while Rodrigo Montoya was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for attempted murder and alleged mistreatment of militarized police of the Carabineers of Chile and Ricardo Nahuelqueo to 41 days for illegal possession of altered weapons, which "clearly shows the persecution since he was more than five months in pretrial detention, and such high sentences can not be justified since the evidence that was held against our peñi is absurd and just demonstrate the racism with which the law operates when there is political pressure from the government and its repressive forces," said the Werkén of Wente Winkul Mapu, Daniel Melinao.
He added that "the trial also was rife with defects and weighed with the testimony of a protected witness, who lied from behind a screen, with a Voice Changer and also the windows were covered through which we could witness this sad spectacle in which despite the contradictions of testimony, they were sentenced mediatically only for being young Mapuche who defend our territory and dignity".
"We will have to demand justice from the Supreme Court, so we will present an appeal for annulment", he emphasized.
The community members are being taken to the special module for Mapuche political prisoners inside the jail of Angol.
Werkén Daniel Melinao 8167 36 81.