36 Alternative Nobel Prize Winners Demand Freedom and Release of Mapuche Prisoners – Plots

In a petition addressed to the National Government and to the Justice Department of Río Negro, they demand the freedom and dismissal of the Mapuche women, the resignation of Minister Anibal Fernández, that Judge María Silvina Domínguez be submitted to the Prosecution Jury, the investigation of the actions of the security forces that intervened in the eviction, and that the ancestral lands be returned to the Mapuche community “Lafken Winkul Mapu”.

FUNAM REPORTS:

URGENT REQUEST

35 ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD DEMAND FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF ARGENTINA AND THE JUSTICE OF RÍO NEGRO THE IMMEDIATE FREEDOM OF THE MAPUCHE WOMEN UNJUSTLY IMPRISONED, AND THAT THEY BE PROSECUTED.

They also demand that the federal forces stop the inhumane persecution of women, pregnant women, women with nursing babies, and children who belong to the Mapuche indigenous community.
Lafken Winkul Mapu.

We, winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, from different countries and cultures, feel dismayed by the violence with which the federal forces of the Argentine government, by order of Minister Aníbal Fernández, and Judge Federal María Silvina Domínguez, terrorized members of the Mapuche indigenous community “Lafken Winkul Mapu”.

Mapuche men, women and children were demanding the return of ancestral lands in Villa Mascardi, Río Negro province. Without any respect for pregnant women, for women who were nursing their babies, for religious leaders, and for children who cried in terror, they imprisoned them without caring what might happen to the pregnancies, to the babies, or to the the children left without their mother in the community.

The actions were so violent and illegal that the Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity of the Argentine government, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, harshly condemned the actions of the federal forces, and resigned from her position indecisively.

In the text of her resignation, the former Minister described as “obvious violations of Human Rights” that the police transferred four of the detained Mapuche women more than 1,500 kilometers away.

Following practices reminiscent of the military dictatorship, there were violent arrests of women, pregnant women, girls and boys. This is the list of women arrested:

Betiana Colhuan, Machi (Mapuche Ancestral authority), with nursing baby, Nekulpangui Liwen, 4 months old (detained at Bariloche airport, FSA, Río Negro province).

Celeste Ardaiz Huenumil, with a nursing baby, Lienkura Mañke, 1 month old (detained at the Bariloche airport, FSA, Río Negro province).

Marta Luciana Jaramillo, imprisoned in Ezeiza (province of Buenos Aires). She then transferred to the FSA of Bariloche.

Débora Vera, imprisoned in Ezeiza (province of Buenos Aires). Then transferred to the FSA of Bariloche.

Andrea Despo Cañukeo, imprisoned in Ezeiza (province of Buenos Aires). Then transferred to the FSA of Bariloche.

Florencia Melo, imprisoned in Ezeiza (province of Buenos Aires). Then transferred to the FSA of Barloche.

Romina Rosas, 40 weeks pregnant, admitted to the Ramón Carrillo hospital in the city of Bariloche, province of Río Negro.

Girls and boys who hid from the shots of the federal forces:

Aukan 6 years old
Kalfulikan 8 years old
Kumey 9 years old
Day of 16 years
Daddy, 17 years old

We ask:
1) That the government of Argentina and the Federal Justice immediately release the detained women, and that they be dismissed;
2) That the President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, apologize publicly for the actions of the security forces;
3) That the Minister of Security Aníbal Fernández resign from his post;
4) That the Federal Judge of the province of Río Negro, María Silvina Domínguez, be submitted to the Prosecution Jury;
5) That the actions of the federal security forces be investigated; Y
6) That National Law 26,160 on the demarcation of indigenous territories be effectively complied with, and that ancestral lands be returned to the Mapuche community “Lafken Winkul Mapu”.

FIRMS
RECEIVED UNTIL OCTOBER 11, 2022:

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WORLDWIDE ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
(RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN)

1) Raul Montenegro, Argentina (2004)
2) Vladimir Slivyak, Russia / Russia (2021)
3) András Biró, Hungary / Hungary (1995)
4) Shrikrishna Upadhyay, SAPPROS, Nepal (2010)
5) Sulak Sivaraksa, Thailand / Thailand (1995)
6) Dipal Barua, Bangladesh (2007, Grameen Shakti)
7)Nimmo Bassey, Nigeria (2010)
8) Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, Uganda (2015)
9) Tony Rinaudo, Australia (2018)
10) Sima Samar, Afghanistan / Afghanistan (2012)
11) Maude Barlow, Canada (2005)
12) Frances Moore Lappe, USA (1987)
13) Angie Zelter, Trident Ploughshares, United Kingdom / UK (2001)
14) Chico Whitaker, Brazil / Brazil (2006)
15) Sahabat Alam, Malaysia / Malaysia (1988)
16) Bianca Jagger, Nicaragua (2004)
17) Ruchama Marton, Physicians for Human Rights, Israel (2010)
18) János Vargha, Hungary / Hungary (1985)
19) Theodor van Boven, Holland / The Netherlands (1985)
20) Hanumappa Sudarshan, India (1994)
21) Juan Pablo Orrego, Chile (1998)
22) Annelies Allain for IBFAN, international (1988)
23) Anwar Fazal, Malaysia / Malaysia (1982)
24) Ritwick Dutta & Rahul Choudhary, for LIFE, India (2021)
25) Martin von Hildebrand by COAMA, Colombia (1999)
26) Sam Perlo-Freeman, for Campaign Against Arms Trade,
United Kingdom / UK (2012)
27) Alyn Ware, New Zealand / New Zealand (2009)
28) Michael Succow, Germany / Germany (1997)
29) Helena Norberg-Hodge, Australia (1986)
30) Paul Walker, USA (2013)
31) Wes Jackson, USA (2000)
32) Henk Hobbelink for GRAIN, international (2011)
33) Leonardo Boff, Brazil / Brazil (2002)
34) Martin Almada, Paraguay (2002)
35) Alice Tepper Martin, USA (1990)

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RIGHT LIVELIHOOD COLLEGE CAMPUS (RLC)
WHO SIGN THIS PETITION

1) Cordoba Campus, Right Livelihood College, Argentina
Faculty of Psychology, National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
Raul A. Montenegro, Director

2) Campus Lund, Right Livelihood College, Sweden / Sweden
University of Lund (Sweden / Sweden)
Chad Wedding, Coordinator / Coordinator

3) Valdivia Campus, Right Livelihood College, Chile
Austral University of Chile (Valdivia, Chile)
Felix Fuders, Director

4) Port Harcourt Campus, Right Livelihood College, Nigeria
University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
Fidelis Allen, Coordinator / Coordinator

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RIGHT LIVELIHOOD COLLEGE (RLC) CAMPUS COORDINATORS AND MEMBERS WHO SIGN THIS PETITION

1) David Shaw
Coordinator, University of California Santa Cruz Campus, Santa Cruz, California, USA

2) Dana Lopez Carrasco
Member, Campus Córdoba del RLC / Campus Cordoba from the RLC, Argentina

3) Nayet Kademyan
Member, Cordoba Campus of the RLC / Cordoba Campus of the RLC, Argentina.

4) Barbara Siegenthaler
Member, Cordoba Campus of the RLC / Cordoba Campus of the RLC, Argentina.

5) Dolores Hernandez
Member, Cordoba Campus of the RLC / Cordoba Campus of the RLC, Argentina.

6) John Smith,
Member, Cordoba Campus of the RLC / Cordoba Campus of the RLC, Argentina.

Registration of exchanges of Email, WhatsApp and telephone calls
deposited in the Córdoba Campus office,
Right Livelihood College (RLC).

Managed through the network of RLA award winners
and the network of Right Livelihood College Campuses.

We appreciate the collaboration of Kajsa Övergaard and Fedora Bernard
from the Right Livelihood Award Foundation

For more information:
Raul A. Montenegro
Email: biologomontenegro@gmail.com
Cell Phone and WhatsApp: +54 9 351 5 125 637
Landline: +54 3543 422236

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36 Alternative Nobel Prize Winners Demand Freedom and Release of Mapuche Prisoners – Plots