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Seven political prisoners join the hunger strike started by Celestino Cordova 77 days ago.
In the Angol Prison located at the Araucania region, Mapuche political prisoners went on a hunger strike to support the struggle of Spiritual Advisor (Machi) Celestino Cordova. They also demand his release given his delicate health condition.
"The oppression of the Mapuche people is a political matter. Our demands must be heard," the prisoners said in a statement.
President Sebastian Piñera's lack of progress on Machi Celestino's demands prompted the Angol political prisoners to join his cause.
The inmates urged authorities to reach a consensus, "through reflection, conversation, and meetings, to achieve Cordova and all political prisoners' immediate release, whether if they are Mapuche or not," they assured.
This weekend, human rights organizations from La Araucania requested the intervention of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.