"Authorities have decided to look the other way when political prisoners in the Araucania have been on hunger strike for over two months," Pichun said,
The inmates' spokesperson statement came shortly after Chile's Interior Minister Victor Perez visited the Araucania region to address the violence, especially arson attacks, that have occurred in the area in recent months.
These attacks are attributed to the Mapuche people's cause of territorial claims. The members of the community are often accused without any concrete evidence.
"Our prisoners are on hunger strike, Mr. Minister. We want you to know that there are not only political prisoners here, there are also murders and torture going on against members of the Mapuche community," Pichun denounced.