|By Franz Fischer, Oakland, California|
We, the Mapuche political prisoners in Angol prison, who are currently on hunger strike, declare the following:
1._ We reaffirm our position of being on hunger strike, affirming our decision to go on till the end or until our demands are resolved by the government.
2._ Up to this day Wednesday, April 16th, we have had a significant drop in weight from when we started our action on April 7th as we now inform you:
LUIS MARILEO CARIQUEO 87 kilo and 100gr - Currently 78 kilo and 900gr.
BERNARDO LICAN MELINAO 91 kilo and 100gr - Currently 85 kilo.
LEONARDO QUIJON PEREIRA: 56 kilo and 100gr - currently 50 kilo and 600gr.
CRISTIAN LEVINAO MELINAO: 78 kilo 300gr - currently 72 kilo and 200gr.
3._ We call on all communities and social organizations that have consciously been supporting our movement to respect the structure of work we have as Mapuche political prisoners alongside our spokespersons, also leaving freedom of action to the communities in resistance and social organizations to take action as they see fit to support our action, but respecting the work of our spokespersons.
FREEDOM FOR THE MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS.
NO MORE PROTECTED WITNESSES.
DEMILITARISATION OF OUR TERRITORY.