More than 95 days in Hunger Strike
FOR THE LIFE OF PATRICIA TRONCOSO!
NO TO MINING, FORESTRY AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION ON HISTORIC MAPUCHE TERRITORY!
STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF MAPUCHE LAND!
FREEDOM FOR ALL MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS IN CHILE, NOW!
“Patricia Troncoso who began her fast in early October was taken to the hospital from her jail in the southern city of Angol to treat her deteriorating heath. She and three others were found guilty of “terrorism” for a series of “called” arson attacks on Mapuche lands, but owned by forestry companies. Their first trial ended in a mistrial, while in the second prosecutors used the testimony of an anonymous hooded witness to get a conviction. The four were charged and sentenced under a set of anti-terrorism laws passed during the Pinochet dictatorship. Efforts to reduce their charges from terrorism failed after negotiations broke down between the Mapuche, senators and the government. The Mapuche want prosecutors to stop using the anti-terrorist act. They are also demanding the return of Mapuche lands, currently in the hands of forestry companies be returned to Mapuche communities. The government says it is willing to listen and negotiate but not “under” pressure, now the government is waiting for Patricia Troncoso’s death”.
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Chilean Popular and Indigenous Network
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