September 27, 2017

Urgent Action: Mapuche Charged With “Terrorist Crimes” At Risk (Chile: UA 234.17)


The lives of four Indigenous Mapuche men are at risk as a result of a hunger strike they initiated more than 100 days ago, in protest of unfair judicial proceedings against them under the Chilean Counter-Terrorism Act. On 25 September, one of them began a dry hunger strike by refusing to consume any liquids.

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The lives of four Indigenous Mapuche men are at risk as a result of a hunger strike they initiated more than 100 days ago, in protest of unfair judicial proceedings against them under the Chilean Counter-Terrorism Act. On 25 September, one of them began a dry hunger strike by refusing to consume any liquids.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to remove the charges against Alfredo Tralcal Coche, Benito Trangol Galindo, Pablo Trangol Galindo, and Ariel Trangol Galindo under the Counter-Terrorism Act and guarantee them due process;
  • Calling on them to urgently reform the Counter-Terrorism Act to be in full accordance with international standards and international mechanisms’ recommendations;
  • Calling on them to refrain from using the Counter-Terrorism Act to persecute Mapuche land protestors.

Contact these two officials by 7 November, 2017:

Minister of Interior
Mario Fernández Baeza
Palacio de la Moneda.
Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Tel: +56 2 26904000
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister/ Señor Ministro

Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, Embassy of the Republic of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202 785 1746 OR 202 530 4114
Fax: 202 887 5579
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 234.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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