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List of political prisoners in the Chilean state (early September 2011 update)

From Liberación Total (September 3, 2011):

The following is a list of revolutionary prisoners currently locked up in the Chilean state’s prisons. This list is being constantly updated due to transfers and the different circumstances experienced by the prisoners.

Let’s also remember the situation of various fugitive comrades, among whom are Carlos Gutiérrez (charged in the Security Case), Diego Ríos, and Gabriela Curilem. We hope they never have to be added to this list and never have to set foot in prison.

Send all contributions and updates to liberaciontotal [at] riseup [dot] net.

SANTIAGO 1 PRIVATE PRISON:

Francisco Moreno
Santiago 1 Private Prison, Block 35

On July 14, 2011, Moreno was arrested during a mass student march and accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the Brazilian embassy, injuring one riot cop and leaving another with serious burns.

Moreno was recognized by undercover police, who supposedly identified him by his clothes as well as a photo in which he is masked up. He was ultimately charged with felony assault, attempted homicide, and weapons possession (a Molotov cocktail).

He is currently in custody awaiting trial.

Patricio Gallardo
Alejandro Rodríguez

Santiago 1 Private Prison, Security Wing

Gallardo and Rodríguez were arrested on August 30, 2010 and charged with attacking a Prosegur armored car in September 2009. Both were MAPU Lautaro militants and political prisoners in the 1990s. Their arrests and the proceedings against them were an attempt to link them to the Bombings Case as financiers, but the maneuver came to nothing.

They are currently in custody awaiting trial.

HIGH SECURITY PRISON:

Marcelo Villarroel
High Security Prison, Special High Security Wing, H Block North

Villarroel was a MAPU Lautaro member and political prisoner in the 1990s. He is charged with taking part in the September 2007 Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the October 2007 Banco Security robbery in Santiago during which repressive agent Luis Moyano died in a shootout while the perpetrators were making their escape.

After a period as a fugitive, Villarroel was arrested on March 15, 2008 together with Freddy Fuentevilla in Neuquen, Argentina. They were then deported to Chile on December 15, 2009.

He is currently in custody awaiting trial.

Juan Aliste Vega
High Security Prison, Special High Security Wing, J Block

Aliste Vega was a MAPU Lautaro member and political prisoner in the 1990s. He is charged with taking part in the September 2007 Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the October 2007 Banco Security robbery in Santiago during which repressive agent Luis Moyano died in a shootout while the perpetrators were making their escape.

Aliste Vega was arrested on July 9, 2010 in Argentina and later deported to Chile on July 22, 2010. He is specifically charged with shooting at the police during the Banco Security escape.

He is currently in custody awaiting trial.

Freddy Fuentevilla
High Security Prison, Special High Security Wing, H Block North

Fuentevilla is a former member of the MIR (Leftist Revolutionary Movement). He is charged with taking part in the September 2007 Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the October 2007 Banco Security robbery in Santiago during which repressive agent Luis Moyano died in a shootout while the perpetrators were making their escape.

After a period as a fugitive, Fuentevilla was arrested on March 15, 2008 together with Marcelo Villarroel in Neuquen, Argentina. They were then deported to Chile on December 15, 2009. Fuentevilla is accused of driving the motorcycle from which shots were fired at the police.

He is currently in custody awaiting trial.

Esteban Huiniguir
High Security Prison, Special High Security Wing, J Block

Huiniguir is a former MAPU Lautaro member. After his home was raided on March 29, 2008 (Young Combatant’s Day), he and other residents were arrested on charges of possession of Molotov cocktails.

Out of a blatantly absurd desire to lock him up, he was sentenced to three years and one day in prison for growing marijuana, plus another 541 days for misdemeanor drug trafficking, even though only a few plants were found at his home.

He is currently serving out his sentence.

SOUTH SANTIAGO PRISON (Former Penitentiary):

Alberto Olivares Fuenzalida
South Santiago Prison (Former Penitentiary), A Block

Olivares Fuenzalida was an FPMR (Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front) member and political prisoner during the 1990s. At the moment, he is locked up on charges stemming from a number of expropriations. In prison, he has participated in hunger strikes and protests while writing and fomenting rebellion as a member of the January 22 Collective.

He is currently serving out his sentence.

SUBJECT TO PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

Rodolfo Retamales
Cristián Cancino
Candelaria Cortez Monroy
Felipe Guerra
Mónica Caballero
Francisco Solar
Carlos Riveros
Camilo Pérez
Andrea Urzúa
Diego Morales
Vinicio Aguilera
Pablo Morales

The defendants are charged with belonging to a fantasy criminal organization. Among them are anarchists, antiauthoritarians, people who have been active in occupied social centers, and former members of armed groups. They were all arrested on August 14, 2010, mixed up in the so-called Bombings Case, and charged as members of a terrorist cell responsible for carrying out 29 bombings.

None of them are currently in prison, but all are awaiting trial, either on probation (having to regularly sign in at their local police station) or under house arrest. The most frequently updated sites with information about their case are solidaridadporlxspresxs.blogspot.com and libertadalos14a.blogspot.com.

MAPUCHE POLITICAL PRISONERS:

Their situations and the list are continually being updated here.

Comrades from January 22 Collective end hunger strike in Chile

From Liberación Total (July 4, 2010):

To all anarchists in Chile and the rest of the world:

Today, Thursday, July 1, 2010, we want to publicize our decision to stop this difficult conflict with the enemy imprisoning us.

We ended our hunger strike on June 29, 2010, for the following reasons:

1. The dialogue we had with the police, which was satisfactory to us. We believe it has advanced our struggle, which will continue through legal channels.

2. We have managed to crush the enemy within. There is a realization that we are human beings, and an understanding that our struggle reaches further than these walls.

We believe this is actually nothing more than a truce, since we have yet to attain our path to Santiago Maximum Security Prison.

We remain on permanent alert for the time being, united in the struggle for the destruction of prison society.

—January 22 Collective (Sergio Vasquez Barrientos & Alberto Olivares Fuenzalida), Santiago Prison Death Camp, A Wing

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The January 22 Collective, four days into their hunger strike

From Hommodolars Contrainformación (June 29, 2010):

From the January 22 Collective to all anarchist social networks in Chile and the rest of the world:

Brothers and sisters,

We have begun the struggle for anarchist dignity, enduring four days on hunger strike inside Santiago Prison Death Camp, A Wing. Our strike can only be resolved by transferring us to Santiago Maximum Security Prison and ending all prison injustice. All the arguments we’ve made have fallen on the deaf ears of the Chilean Police, who collude with a fascist state that endorses every violation of human rights and uses brazen deception in order to capture anarchist social fighters. Brothers and sisters, we think that struggling—sure of our convictions—to maintain our dignity as warriors for life makes us part of a reality that will always be alien to the entire capitalist system. We are calling for mobilizations in every street so that people can be free from misery and injustice. In here, we are fighting to tear down the walls of the prison system. Let’s unite to gain more space for anarchists. Police are on alert to stop us from struggling on their turf, where we are now captive. We denounce every injustice and prison rape.

TO FIGHT AND DESTROY PRISON SOCIETY!!

COMRADES IN CHILE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD: BE STRONG

—January 22 Collective (Sergio Vasquez Barrientos & Alberto Olivares Fuenzalida), Santiago Prison Death Camp, A Wing

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Comrades from January 22 Collective decide to begin hunger strike in Chile

From Liberación Total (June 18, 2010):

To all social fighters in Chile and the rest of the world:

The January 22 Collective, via this communiqué, wants to let everyone know that we are commencing our social struggle. Beginning on Monday, June 21 of this year, we will be going on an indefinite liquid hunger strike and assuming all the costs such struggle implies within our environment. Despite everything, we are totally convinced of the extreme need to combat the enemy in all its forms.

We now hope all anarchists immerse themselves in our struggle: to live with dignity in this permanent isolation currently maintained by the prison system in order to keep us in a constant state of repression. We therefore do not accept, nor will we accept, the crushing of our own or anyone else’s physical and psychological dignity.

The path is already laid out. All that remains is for us to join forces for the destruction of the fascist system inside Chilean prisons.

For the destruction of the prison system

Social War Now!!

—January 22 Collective (Sergio Vasquez Barrientos & Alberto Olivares Fuenzalida), Santiago Prison Death Camp, A Wing

Note: Our comrades were thinking about beginning this strike for a long time, but they made their decision after what happened to comrade Esteban Huiniguir. Therefore, the strike is also a form of solidarity in the face of the beatings and torture suffered by Esteban. Another request made by our comrades in the January 22 Collective has to do with being transferred out of their current cell block. Right now they are in the A Wing of Santiago Prison along with a number of rapists, but they have kept up a constant struggle to be transferred to Santiago’s Maximum Security Prison in order to be together with the other social fighters located in that particular dungeon.

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