The provincial deputy of the Neuquén Union (UNE), Mariano Mansillacriminally denounced today the national legislator Joseph Louis Espert (Advance Freedom) by “apology of crime” and “public intimidation”after a video was broadcast on social networks in which he states that “the state of siege must be declared, imprison and shoot” to the Mapuche for the conflicts taking place in the south of the country.
Mansilla formalized the presentation before the Complaints Reception Office of the Justice of the City of Buenos Aires.
The complaint arises in response to Espert’s message, who, when answering questions from his followers on Instagram, assured that he would put “bullet to the mapuches” to stop the conflict in Patagonia.
“I believe that a state of siege must be declared there, in that area and the Mapuches be imprisoned or shot, if the Mapuches resist, they are not really Mapuches, they are false Mapuches; those who are there are terrorists,” held.
The Neuquén legislator stated that “Espert’s statements perfectly fit the provisions of article 212 of the Penal Code and also constitute an apology for the crime, so it could be investigated in accordance with the provisions of article 213 of the same code”.
Mansilla argued that “Espert’s expressions do nothing but stigmatize the Mapuche people and profoundly ignore their culture”.
Last Monday an office of the Bosques de Chubut directorate, in El Hoyo, was presumably set on fire intentionally. Pamphlets from the “Ancestral Mapuche Resistance” (RAM) with slogans against official bodies: “Out Corfo (Andean Forest Service), Forests, Benetton with its pine monocultures”.
Meanwhile, on Thursday of last week, the Neuquén Assembly for Human Rights (APDH) denounced the leader Carlos Pampillonafter the viralization of a video in which “incited violence and hatred towards the Mapuche community”. He proposed that the population organize itself so that “Go down, spit and burn any Mapuche flag you see in the region”.
The brief, released by the APDH, was presented to the federal prosecutor Michelangelo Palazzani with an excerpt from the Pampillón demonstrations.