MAPUCHE PROTEST Against Chilean Supreme Court Ruling!

COME OUT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR MAPUCHE BROTHERS DYING ON 80+ DAY HUNGER STRIKE!
For More info on the case of the Mapuche Political Prisoners, see below:

Mapuche Protest June 6th, 2011The Women’s Coordinating Committee for Free Wallmapu [Toronto] is calling to ALL anti-authoritarian/anti-colonial/anti-capitalist organizations and allies in major cities across Klanada FOR EMERGENCY RALLIES @ THE CHILEAN CONSULATES IN TORONTO, VANCOUVER, & MONTREAL ON MONDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2011 protesting for the Freedom of Mapuche Political Prison…ers on a 80+ Days Hunger Strike.

HECTOR LLAITUL, RAMON LLANQUILEO, JOSE HUENECHE & JONATHAN HUILLICAL have been on hunger strike since March 15th, 2011 in protest of their 20 & 25 year convictions under the Pinochet era Antiterrorist Law. They are being criminalized for resisting a raid ordered by State prosecutor, Mario Elgueta, who was trained in counterinsurgency tactics by the FBI, CSIS and other intelligence organizations, for simple fact of defending and reclaiming their ancient territory.

The Chilean Supreme Court on June 3rd, 2011 “reduced” their sentences to 8 & 14 Years in Prison – a slap in the face to resisting indigenous Mapuche communities and organizations. THE HUNGER STRIKE CONTINUES & our People have called out for protests and demonstrations to continue internationallly.

****TORONTO*** JOIN US ON THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF YONGE AND BLOOR ON MONDAY, JUNE 6TH @ 5PM TO PROTEST TO SUPPORT OUR MAPUCHE BROTHERS ON HUNGER STRIKE!

We also wish to extend our solidarity with our sisters and brothers at the recent Six Nations Youth Occupation of the old police station in Oshweken, in the ongoing reclamation of territory and identity as sovereign peoples.

NULLIFY THE CAÑETE COURT TRIAL AGAINST OUR FOUR MAPUCHE BROTHERS!

STOP THE USE OF FACELESS WITNESSES & ABOLISH THE ANTI-TERRORIST LAW!

STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION & PERSECUTION OF OUR MAPUCHE NATION!

IF ONE PERSON IS CONDEMNED THEN WE ARE ALL CONDEMNED!

NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL EVERY PERSON IS FREE!

MARRICHIWEU!!!

WEUWAIÑ!!

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, WCCC [Toronto]
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Supreme Court Shortens Sentence of Mapuche Political Prisoners. Does Not Annul the Trial

They will serve up to 14 years in prison. Judges rejected the version of Prosecutor Elgueta. The Hunger Strike Continues.

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/supreme-court-shortens-sentence-mapuche-political-prisoners-does-not-annul-trial/7406

Freedom for all Mapuche Political Prisoners
Mapuche Protest June 6th, 2011

Santiago, Chile – The Supreme Court only shortened the sentences to the four Mapuche Political Prisoners in annulling part of the sentence, but did not nullify the controversial trial that was carried ouFreedom for all Mapuche Political Prisonerst in the Cañete Court House. The judges replaced the interpretation of the southern court and dismissed the accusation that prosecutor Mario Elgueta Salinas had suffered attempted homicide as he had alleged, and were deemed to be minor infractions. In this way, the Supreme Court implemented a replacement sentence, which consists of a 3 year conviction for Jonathan Huillical, José Hueneche and Ramon Llanquileo, while Hector Llaitul was convicted to 4 years. However, they are also sentenced under other charges for “robbery” (allegedly stealing lumber from a logging company in southern Chile) where they have been sentenced to 5 and 10 years respectively.
According to a spokesperson of the Supreme Court “part of the Cañete trial has been annulled regarding the charges of attempted homicide to a national prosecutor and assault to specialized police officers.”

The replacement sentence convicts Llanquileo, Hueneche and Huillical “to a maximum 3 year sentence and to Llaitul to a maximum of 4 years for being the authors of the assault to specialized police officers and assault to prosecutor Elgueta.”

“Moreover, the sentence includes the inability to exert their political rights, and inability to exert public office during the duration of conviction.”
The Supreme Court maintained the sentence for “theft with homicide” that the Cañete Court House had defended and thereforeHector Llaitul, who had been sentenced to 10 years for this accusation, will now have to serve 14 years in prison. The other Mapuche Political Prisoners, who were sentenced under the same charge to 5 years, will now have to serve a total of 8 years in prison.



The Hunger Strike Continues

The Supreme Court Ruling was not well received by Mapuche communities and organizations, since the sentence continues to rely on the use of faceless witnesses by the Antiterrorist Law. Natividad Llanquileo, spokesperson of the Mapuche Political Prisoners manifested her outright rejection to this resolution and indicated that the hunger strike continues and will recur to the international court system.

“This is unacceptable. The persecution and criminalization of our Mapuche Nation has been made clear,” Natividad Llanquileo affirmed while exiting the court house. She called out “to all Mapuche communities to reject this ruling and protest all throughout Wallmapu and to Chilean brother and sisters overseas to continue the protests and demonstrations.”

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CALL OUT TO PROTEST AT THE TORONTO CHILEAN CONSULATE
SUPPORT MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS ON 80+ DAY HUNGER STRIKE!!!
Nullify the Antiterrorist Trial!
If one is convicted, we are all convicted!!
MONDAY, JUNE 6TH @ 5PM – 7PM
2 BLOOR STREET WEST
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Distributed by:
The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu
WCCC [Toronto]
Email: wccc_98@hotmail.com

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