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The Mapuche protestors demand that the Chilean state applies the ILO Convention 169, which establishes the protocols to treat Indigenous prisoners.
In Chile, Mapuche political prisoner Victor Llanquileo was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday. He had been on a hunger strike for 114 days in Angol prison, where he radicalized his protest action by stopping drinking water on Monday.
The Mapuche prisoners'spokesman Rodrigo Curipan said that his comrades stopped drinking water due to the intransigence of President Sebastian Piñera’s administration, which has consistently refused to process their requests.
Previously, a Lebu community leader expressed his concern for the Mapuche prisoners because "no person can survive three or four days without ingesting fluids, considering all that the days of fasting entail."
The Mapuche protestors demand that the Chilean state applies the International Labor Organization's Convention 169, which establishes the protocols to treat Indigenous prisoners.