Wallmapu , October 23, 2013
Public Statement by the Mapuche communities Mallekoche and Antonio Pañitrur of Bajo Malleko denouncing the following to the national and international public opinion:
Given the refusal of the Prosecution of Collipulli to receive the family of the murdered peñi Rodrigo Melinao who today went to request information on the progress of the investigation, we consider that this act is a slap in the face of those seeking justice, and also an act of discrimination and racism towards our Mapuche People, as the doors of the prosecution closed during public opening hours. If this were the case of a big settler all available resources would be used to clarify the facts. Which is not the case of this heinous murder of our peñi Rodrigo Melinao.
It is noteworthy that this Prosecution of Collipulli is very diligent to persecute, prosecute and imprison our people, but in this situation that afflicts a family, and the Mapuche People in general, decisions aimed at clarifying the cowardly assassination of our brother Rodrigo Melinao have not been taken.
The communities Mallekoche and Antonio Pañitrur of Bajo Malleko fully support the request by the family Melinao Licán, and demand of the Prosecution of Collipulli that they will be informed of the progress of the investigation and that resolvent actions be taken concerning this cowardly murder as soon as possible.
We call upon the Mapuche communities to be vigilant and to support the requests demanded by the family of our murdered Weychafe Rodrigo Melinao.
Source: Maricheweu International