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    Mapuche activist Jones Huala begins hunger strike in Argentina before possible extradition to Chile

    He was sentenced by the Chilean courts for “arson attacks and possession of weapons.”

    The Mapuche activist Facundo Jones Huala began a hunger strike at the police station where he is being held, in the Argentine province of Rio Negro, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Patagonian district reported on Wednesday.

    At the request of the Chilean Justice, Jones Huala is staying at the Dina Huapi police station, some 25 kilometers from the city of Bariloche, but He is expected to be transferred to a federal penitentiary. due to the change of jurisdiction of his case, reported newspaper Rio Negro.

    According to the outlet, the Federal Court of Bariloche ordered a medical follow-up of his state of health. The militant for the territorial rights of the Mapuche community would be taken to the Esquel prison, 285 kilometers to the south, where Jones Huala was already detained in 2017 and 2018, when he awaited the first extradition trial.

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    The leader of the Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) of Argentina, was arrested on Monday in the town of El Bolson, in the mentioned province of the southern region. He had been a fugitive from the Chilean Justice since February 11, 2022, when he was sentenced to nine years in prison for “arson attacks and possession of weapons”.

    The Chilean authorities have 30 days to formally request his extradition, although it has not been formalized so far. Meanwhile, the Justice of Bariloche held this Tuesday the hearing provided for in the Law of International Cooperation in Criminal Matters in cases of preventive detention.

    The Mapuche leader Facundo Jones Huala, a fugitive from Chilean Justice, is arrested in Argentina

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    The process against you

    Jones Huala was extradited from Argentina to Chile in 2018, being required by the Justice of that country for the crimes of illegally carrying firearms and for his responsibility in a fire that occurred in January 2013 at the Pisu Pisue farm, in Rio Well.

    After his extradition, he was sentenced to 9 years in prison in the neighboring country for those events. The Oral Criminal Court of Valdivia sentenced him to 6 years for the property fire and 3 years for the illegal possession of weapons.

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    Since then he has been imprisoned in Temuco. However, before an appeal for amparo filed by his defense, the leader of the RAM was released, under probation, on January 21, 2022.

    However, days later a ruling by the Supreme Court of Chile revoked the measure and ordered him to return to prison. Since then he has been a fugitive.

    Source: RT

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