October 26th 2011 - Prisoners on the second and third floors of the H wing of the Cárcel de Alta Seguridad took action and started an indefinite liquid hunger strike. This mobilisation has come about because of the failure of the screws to comply with past agreements and the constant harassment of prisoners, as well as their friends and families. This is a spontaneous action by 24 prisoners, that is born from the urgency of their situation.
This list of demands alone explains the daily conditions under which people must survive in the dungeon like prison:
The demands: (1) End to 2 month punishments in the Maximum Security Prison (2) Transfers and support returning prisoners to their homes. (3) Treat prisoner with dignity. An end to the humiliating treatment of visitors upon arrival. (4) Respect visiting hours - starting at 10am and ending at 5pm. (5) The possibility of attending and organising workshops. Better commissary food. The voices of those who now risk their lives is not enough... there must also be an escalation of acts of solidarity. Down Jails! While there will be misery... Rebellion! Solidarity is a weapon, load it and shoot! Marcelo Villarroel Support Network (Red de Apoyo a Marcelo Villarroel) You can read the text in Spanish here.