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Chile: Mapuche Prisoners on Hunger Strike for Over 40 Days

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Human Rights, Indigenous, Protest

The hunger strike has now surpassed 40 days [1] and, according to a spokesperson for the prisoners, the men have deteriorated physically and are experiencing symptoms of insomnia, cramps and muscle aches. The purpose of the hunger strike is, among other things, to draw attention to the Chilean government’s use of the Antiterrorism Law [2]and the struggle of the Mapuche people to regain their ancestral territories [3].

Ryan Seelau reports in Indigenous News [4].