translated by Cecilia Cartoceti, 16 May 2011.
The four convicted indigenous community members reached 63 days on hunger strike.
They await the Supreme Court’s response to an appeal for annulment of the case Cañete.
Héctor Llaitul, Ramón Llanquileo, José Huenuche y Jonathan Huillical were sentenced to 25 and 20 years in prison for the attack against prosecutor Mario Elgueta. They are members of the Mapuche Community Coordinator in the Arauco-Malleco conflict.
Llaitul, Llanquileo, Huenuche and Huillical are in a critical health state. They have lost between 16 and 20 kilos since the hunger strike started on 15th April.
Chilean gendarmerie asked the transfer of the community members to the Penal Hospital of Temuco.