Update about comrades on hunger strike since April 14 ($hile)
[By Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras]
On Friday 15 May, anarchist comrades Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova and
Guillermo Duran are in the 32nd day of their hunger strike, demanding:
– the release of comrade Enrique Guzmán.
– the immediate transfer of compañera Nataly Casanova from solitary confinement to a wing/tower where she will be able to have contact/relationship with other inmates and more hours in the yard.
– the end to harassment of their close environment.
– the end of assaults and disciplinary sanctions towards Juan and Nataly.
– end to DNA-based prosecutions.
Comrade Enrique Guzman stopped hunger strike in the second week because
of physical problems.
The judicial court denies to give satisfaction to the comrades’ demands.
While the comrades’ closer people are trying some legal diligence
seeking for the satisfaction of their demands, solidarian comrades in
the outside have made demonstrations and incendiaries actions on streets
and outside prisons where comrades are arrested.
Comrades´ health is not well. For example, Juan started with 61kl. and
he was on 54kl, ten days ago. Guillermo started hunger strike on April
14 weighing 91 kl. (Approx.), on May 9 he was weighing 83 kl. Comrade
Nataly is under 50 kl.
Here we have some words from comrades Juan, Enrique and Guillermo:–
Words from comrade Juan Flores
“Well!!! As I had already said on previous occasions … this is
our response to all the barbarity and bastard police maneuvers that Power
unleashed against us; from that September 18, 2014, Power has continued
haunting us to perpetuate fear between our closer ones, with the
intention of letting us into oblivion. Clearly, their attempts have been
in vain. Solidarity is latent and far from police / court / State terror.
On the 26th day of hunger strike, we have walked hand in hand with each
gesture of solidarity, turning into practice all our conviction by the
unconditional breath of our comrades, friends, relatives and the support
between ourselves. Words of encouragement, love and strength that we
daily receive, strengthening us and extending our decision.
1st wing, Santiago 1 Prison,
Words from comrade Enrique Guzman
On my 10th day of hunger strike I decided to end it in order to maintain
mental clarity and cope as best I could, with the ordeal of confinement,
of my closure and the closure of my friends.
But I would like to make clear, to the clowns Raul Guzman and Orellana
(prosecutors), this does not mean they have served their purpose, but
quite the opposite. Now more than ever I declare as their enemy, which
is the main reason the police had to arrest me too. However, it doesn’t
means that I assume responsibility for acts for which I am accused.
I and my brothers have declared their enemies, and that is why we are
enclosed; but they never have succeeded in silence us. Neither the walls
nor its bastard guards have been enough to silence the shouts of
insurrection. We will certainly impede the normal operation of the
existing, because it bothers us, because we understand that arrests like
ours, seeks to perpetuate their dominance over slaves’ society, because
we know that terrorists are only the State and the businessmen, and with
cases like ours they wants to spread “terror” in those that are in the
limbo between conformity or attack, passivity or action.
That’s why I decided to report the facts that I live, to our environment
which is today harassed by the police, to not be intimidated, (…)
[spreading] confrontations with the power like volcanoes, and reminding
us that chaos is unavoidable (…)
Health, love and strength to my brothers that continue the hunger strike
to get our demands.
35th wing, Santiago 1 Prison,
Words from comrade Guillermo Duran
I would like writing about my health condition in this hunger strike
that we started on April 14th (…) We maintain the decision to continue
the strike and radicalize it if our demands are not heard, accepted and
I also thank to all the gestures and solidarity actions carried out in
the streets and prisons, demonstrations and meetings, fight and
scattering with no measure by individuals and active, conscious and
militant organizations. I give thanks for the words of support from
different brothers/sisters, from this land as more distant, messages of
love and war expressed for minds and hearts free from the dominion of
fear. I have no more to do that to correspond all of this, sending
strength and affection for imprisoned brothers/sisters in the dungeons
of Chile, Brazil, Greece, Spain, Czech Rep., Italy, Mexico, and all
around the world where the control and domination of the states exists,
as well as brothers/sisters fighting against this reality, in the ways
they deem necessary.
About my health situation, I am in good condition, some discomfort such
as dizziness, muscle, abdominal and head aches that have been subsiding
with rest and taking replenishing concoctions (it made me quite
difficult to consume only water, so I decided take herbal water with
honey and sugar, oat milk and fruit juices).
(…) So, for now, affection and strength to everybody who fight against
dominion. Love and strength for my comrades Juan, Naty (Nataly) and Weso
In total house arrest.
SOLIDARITY AND COMPLICITY AGAINST POWER
This entry was posted on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 2:39 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.