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Rapanui Seek U.N. Intervention

2011/01/25
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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21, 2011 (IPS) - "We are a peaceful people. We don't like war. We don't want police and military on our land," said Erity Teave, an indigenous activist from the Chilean-administered Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.

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PRESS RELEASE RAPA NUI Update 1/21/11

2011/01/21
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PRESS RELEASE RAPA NUI Update 1/21/11 The Chilean military is turning Rapa Nui into a war zone. The military has surrounded a native family and starving them to death. They have cut off the food and water since January 13th,  when the only two judges were rescusd from hearing the case. Right now there...

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An Open Letter to Presidente Sebastian Pinera

2011/01/18
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An Open Letter to Presidente Sebastian Pinera by Save Rapanui U.S.A. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:47pm Dear Presidente Sebastian Pinera: We call  upon the Chilean Government to stop the disproportionate use of violence against and criminalization of the Rapa Nui people,  to  protect...

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Two new videos police cordon off hito cl…

2011/01/15
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Two new videos police cordon off hito clan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9RAqUkyfdM women march: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d8mlmNrt0Y

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HITORANGI FAMILY UNDER SIEGE

2011/01/14
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URGENT PRESS RELEASE 1/14/11 INTERNATIONAL ALERT: CHILEAN POLICE KEEP HITORANGI FAMILY UNDER SIEGE An unprecedented situation of a very serious nature is going on right now at the Hanga Roa Hotel on Easter Island. A strong police contingent, under the orders of Attorney General have surrounded the premises and are blocking anyone from leaving...

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Statement of UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

2011/01/12
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A positive development: http://www.mapuexpress.net/?act=news&id=6432 MEDIA STATEMENT January 12, 2011 Chile / Easter Island: Statement of UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,  James Anaya, before the eviction of indigenous Rapanui. GENEVA I would like to inform all concerned that I have maintained communication with the Government of Chile, holding an exchange of...

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