On Sunday, Prisoners Oscar Pilquiman, Robinson Parra, and Guillermo Camus were discharged from the Lebu Hospital. They had spent the last three days hospitalized after their health deteriorated due to the hunger strike.
Mapuche prisoner Tomas Antihuen, who was also transferred to the hospital last week, hasn't been discharged yet. "His health condition is still delicate. A few weeks ago tested COVID-19 positive. He resumed the hunger strike without being fully recovered," Maliqueo explained.
So far, Lebu prison's authorities have transferred 12 Mapuche inmates to the hospital. Among them, eight are on hunger strike and four have stopped consuming liquids.
The inmates are asking to serve part of their sentence in their homes. The request has been reinforced in recent days after the Lebu prison registered a COVID-19 outbreak.
At least 10 officials have tested positive for the virus. President Sebastian Piñera's administration has not referred to the prison's situation nor its inmates' health risks.