n Bolivia today 4000 prisoners in different prisons are on hunger strike.
In the Cochabamba prison several women have gone to the roof of the prison and crucified themselves. The 300 women prisoners threaten to sew their lips together. In the Santa
Cruz prison 3000 are on hunger strike, many refusing to take liquids. They are demanding a new sentencing law which the Bolivian Congress is considering and pardons.
The Pastorate has declared: "The state has imprisoned citizens, the majority of them poor, and imprisoned them for years under the presumption of guilt..."
We ask for letters/phone calls/protests at Bolivian embassies and consulates.
El Nuevo Topo magazine
Socorro Obrero Sindical
Workers Democracy Network