Mapuche rebel Facundo Jones Huala was extradited Thursday for a second time in his life from Argentina to Chile to serve out the remainder of his prison sentence for a 2013 arson attack. Jones Huala was escorted across the Andes by Interpol and law enforcement officers from both countries.
Argentina's Supreme Court (CSJN) Tuesday cleared the way for the extradition of Mapuche guerrilla leader Facundo Jones Huala to Chile to serve the remainder of his sentence.
A federal judge in Bariloche Monday ruled in favor of extraditing Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) leader Facundo Jones-Huala to Chile under the recommendation that the days he spent in detention in Argentina be counted as time served.
Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) leader Facundo Jones Huala has been arrested by Río Negro provincial police in the Argentine city of El Bolsón after being a fugitive from Chile's Judiciary since Feb. 11, 2022.
As Mapuche violence escalates in the Villa Mascardi area in the Department of Bariloche in the Argentine Patagonia province of Río Negro, former Security Minister and current PRO Chairwoman Patricia Bullrich Wednesday said fugitive rebel Facundo Jones-Huala was hiding there.
Argentine-born Mapuche leader Facundo Jones-Huala has been declared a fugitive by the Government of Chile after the Supreme Court overruled -albeit not unanimously- a decision from a Temuco court of appeals whereby he had been granted parole. Jones-Huala had already served the minimum time required to be granted an early release.
Argentina's Ambassador to Chile Rafael Bielsa Monday said the newly-paroled Mapuche leader Facundo Jones-Huala “could serve the rest of his sentence in Argentina.”
Chilean authorities have fined an appeal against the court ruling which granted parole to Mapuche leader Facundo Jones-Huala citing that the convicted person does not meet the legal and regulatory requirements to be eligible for the benefit, according to the brief from the Ministry of the Interior.
There is complicity in some officials who instigate violence in the province of Río Negro, said Governor Arabela Carreras in reference to the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (INAI) amid the escalation of the Mapuche conflict in Patagonia.
The Governor of the Argentine province of Río Negro Wednesday requested assistance from the federal administration to cope with increasing violence from so-called Mapuche groups claiming their alleged rights to ancestral lands.