Jose Fernandez Delgado was in spanish prison for more than 20 years. He spent about 14 years in the infamous FIES-isolation regime, known for its brutality and systematic torture.
He evaded and was arrested in Aachen (Germany) in june 2004, and condemned to 14 years of prison in Germany (more info: www.escapeintorebellion.info)
Shortly after the verdict, he was transferred to the prison of Köln. He did not get any of his personal stuff and was put in complete isolation. As a protest he refused to put prison clothes on (his own he did not get, though he is entitled to), he could not go for the daily walk.
As depicted in the letter, he went into a hungerstrike, which lasted 13 days. The last four days he did not drink either. To none of his demands was responded.
We cannot let jose struggle alone anymore. it is time to act ourselves and start to put pressure on the judge and on the director of the prison. It is the least we could do...
We made a model of a letter, which could be sent by post, by mail or by fax to Judge Nohl. Below is also the details of the prison to which demands for his basic rights should be made. Furthermore please send messages of support and solidarity to Jose, note he is still receiving mail through the prosecutor therefore his address is:
Jose Fernandez Delgado
AZ 62 KS 22-04
A date is fixed to put the maximum pressure on and try to overload prison and court with our demands: the 5th of december. Please make an extra effort to call, email, fax, write and harrass or otherwise draw attention on this date.
Model Letter to the judge:
Tel: 0049/ (0)241 54 38 03
Fax: 0049/ 0241 9425-1407
I want to bring to your notice the inhuman and unbearable conditions Jose Fernandez Delgado has to endure to this date. This prisoner has been transferred to the prison of Köln on the 13th of October. At the moment of his transfer, he was not allowed to take any of his personal possessions and every right was denied to him. The exact transfer- and detention conditions are not unknown to you. You decided upon them yourself.
I was shocked to hear he went on a hunger strike during two weeks. The last four days he did not drink either. He started eating again because his life was in danger, not because there had been a response of any kind.
You have been justifying the special measures and extremely hard conditions by the lies and terrorist atmosphere you have created yourself. By this you represented a situation which is unbearable to anyone, as normal and even necessary.
The exceptionally long detention period in Spain (more than 20 years) has inevitably caused serious mental and physical damage. Especially the 14 years of total isolation in the infamous FIES-regime and the current practice of torture therein, provoked his actual irremediable health problems. He is traumatised and suffers chronic heart problems.
Jose Delgado points out that he won’t be able to bear these conditions much longer.
His detention conditions put him in acute peril of life. You are directly responsible for this.
Therefore, I demand that he is granted conditions that make it possible for him to live further on. This is his fundamental right as a human being.
- Cessation of the practise of imposing a glass partition during all of
- Own clothing as long as he is in U-haft.
- Immediate disposal of his personal possessions (dictionaries, letters, addresses, books and other materials.)
- Access to the recreation facilities for long-term prisoners: sport, culture, cooking and the like.
- The correspondence and the books, sent to him in accordance with the prison regulations should be handed over to him immediately.
- Cessation of the isolation regime and the possibility to have contact with other prisoners.
- Immediate cessation of the lies and of the creation of the terrorist atmosphere.
In case you wouldn’t comply with this basic demands, I feel obliged to act upon this matter with persistency.