Chile: Jailed Mapuche Leader Faces Death as Health Worsens
Indigenous leader Francisca Linconao was detained in 2013 and remains a suspect under an anti-terror law. | Photo: Mapuexpress
The hunger-striking Indigenous leader is under a great risk of vital functions failure, according to a new medical report.
A new medical report warns that jailed Chilean Indigenous Mapuche leader Francisca Linconao is at risk of dying as her hunger strike to demand her freedom continues to weaken her already-fragile health.
“The severe deterioration of her health condition can become irreversible and even cost her life,” says the report completed on Dec. 31, 2016, by a certified medical and psychological team. “Among the risks to which the patient is exposed with the hunger strike are permanent consequences in various vital functions, such as neurological, liver, cardiac and renal functions.”
According to the doctors, the detained leader not only suffers physical deterioration, but spiritual loss of strength…
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