the Lives of the Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War at the
Naval Base of el Callao and Yanamayo!
We received the following
statement from the prisoners of war and political prisoners who
rebelled at the Yanamayo prison in Puno, Peru. It is dated 7 February
2000. - Information Bureau of the Revolutionary Internationalist
"We are here as the sons and daughters of the people and
we are fighting in these trenches, this is also combat, and we do
this because we are communists! Because here we defend the people's
interest, the principles of the Party, and the People's War! That
is what we have been doing, what we are doing, what we will continue
Chairman Gonzalo (Speech by Chairman Gonzalo)
The Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War of the Communist Party
of Peru extend our revolutionary greetings to the National Proletariat
and the Peruvian people, and we further extend our greetings to
the International Proletariat and the Peoples of the world.
We denounce before national and international public opinion the
plans of genocide of past and present (4 October, 1985 at Lurigancho
Prison; 19 June , 1986 in the prisons of Fronton, Lurigancho, and
Callao; 6,7,8 and 9 May, 1992 at Canto Grande Prison; 7 February,
2000 at Yanamayo Prison; etc), a take-no-prisoners war that is being
carried out by the Peruvian state and its fascist, genocidal, country-selling
government and the puppet Fujimori who heads it up; genocidal plans
executed by the genocidal Armed Forces (AAFF) and police forces
(PPFF), all under the advisement and approval of imperialism, principally
Yankee, pushing forward its war of low intensity, with the International
Red Cross as one of its accomplices.
On 6 February, at 11:30 at night in Pavilion four of Yanamayo Prison,
the genocidal PPFF with the DINOES special forces entered to carry
out their vile genocide, murdering a prisoner of war and leaving
dozens injured by gunshots, ending this massacre and incursion at
5:00 am on the morning of 7 February. They had dreams of rendering
a devastating blow, a decisive one that would lead to crushing the
struggles of the prisoners of war, but the fierce resistance of
the prisoners of war has unmasked the fascist concentration camps
of the Naval Base, Yanamayo, and Challapalca and their plans for
further isolation, annihilation and genocide [of prisoners who resist]
in defense of the rights of the people, of the revolution, and of
our own lives and principally to Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo,
who has been held in complete isolation since 1992, in which the
fascist dictatorship, mainly Yankee, has been raising counter-revolutionary
hoaxes against Chairman Gonzalo.
This vile genocide, ordered under mandate of the government, perpetrated
by the PPFF, led by Colonel Oscar Altamirano Flores - we say under
government mandate because since September 1999 this prison has
been under the direct control of a commission of the Ministry of
the Interior sent from Lima - they have acted with blind hatred
against the best sons of the people and have collided head-on with
the indomitable resistance of the comrades, combatants, and masses,
who have raised ideology, valor, and heroism to the highest, reaffirming
revolutionary violence, leaving a legacy and great example to the
Peruvian people and the peoples of the world.
We unmasked this vile and counter-revolutionary black vomit that
is put forward by this genocidal Fujimori, when he says that: "the
inmate Carlos Ponce was killed by his fellow inmates, because he
obeyed the orders of the prosecutor...", with this farce they
try to cover up the genocidal policies of the fascist dictatorship.
The prisoner of war Carlos Ponce, who today is a hero of the people,
an example of giving one's life for the Party and the revolution,
was murdered by the genocidal PPFF with a gunshot to the face from
a distance of one metre. Despite this, the fascist dictatorship
says that: "in the prisons, the human rights of the prisoners
are respected...", "...pacification...", but the
facts demonstrate that with their vile genocide they continue to
spill the blood of our people, that the AAFF and the Fujimori government
have been the most genocidal and country-selling to date. This tattered
and filthy flag of human rights has and will never have anything
new to offer. The human rights that they raise are the rights of
imperialism, of the bourgeoisie, of reactionaries worldwide. It
has been made clear by the Armed Forces and police forces, and the
Fujimori government has demonstrated that it does not respect even
the most basic of the so-called human rights. Therefore, we will
not let them throw sand in our eyes, we will not allow them to numb
our consciousness with the rotten and tattered flags of human rights,
pacification, etc. We also unmasked this so-called "people's
defender" (ombudsman) who does not recognise or carry out what
the bourgeois constitution asks him to do; what's more, he was warned
(in July 1999) that the fascist dictatorship was preparing a genocide
against the prisoners of war, a warning to which this defender of
the people gave no response. We can, therefore, say that this "defender"
is a facilitator for these sinister plans, he is a knife in the
back of the people and an agent of the fascist dictatorship.
In its unrestrained and shameful fascism, the fascist dictatorship
prohibits, here in this concentration camp, the entry of the newspapers
La República and Liberación "because they are
subversive", in this way restricting and denying us the right
to education and culture.
We also unmasked all sorts of opportunists and revisionists, principally
the black heads of the revisionist and capitulationist Right Opportunist
Line that calls for a peace accord, who like a broken record call
for amnesty and enlistment, but beyond this, are trafficking with
the prestige and recognised leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and the
Communist Party of Peru, claiming that he is calling for a peace
accord. Besides, these gentlemen have never done anything to bring
about what they say they defend: "the public presentation of
Chairman Gonzalo," nor to defend the rights of the prisoners
of war, but today with the repercussion of the struggles of the
prisoners of war of the Communist Party of Peru they try to shamefully
traffic in, and stand on top of, the blood that has been spilt to
make some gains on their road to amnesty and enlistment. We say
to them that the all-powerful Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought
People's War will sweep away and convert imperialism, reactionaries
and all manner of revisionists into a few black ashes.
Finally, the prisoners of war, at the cost of their own lives, have
won a great political, military, and moral victory for the Party
and the Revolution, with broad impact on the country and the world;
persisting in fighting, mobilising and producing we will transform
these sordid dungeons of reaction into Shining Trenches of Combat.
We reaffirm our pledge to continue winning victories, success and
battles even beyond death, always guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism,
Gonzalo Thought, led by the PCP and offering our lives for the Party
and the revolution.
Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!
Long Live the Communist Party of Peru!
The People's War Will Inevitably Win!
Down with the Fascist Concentration Camps!
Fight and Resist to be Recognised as Prisoners of War!
Glory to the Fallen Heroes, Long Live the Revolution!