13 days hungerstrike in the prison of Cologne
Cologne, 27th of October
Jose Fernandez Delgado* went into hungerstrike on the
13th of October 2005 in the prison of Cologne. Here
follows the content of what he said (from the memory
after a visit today) : I am kept like an animal in
here. They woke me up at one o’clock at night in my
cell in Aachen and brought me to a transport vehicle.
They did not explain me anything and said that I
couldn’t take anything with me. After that they
brought me here. To the high security department. Back
to complete isolation. Without books, without
dictionary that helps me to communicate with the
guards. I went into hungerstrike. My personal stuff,
letters, papers etc. were not given to me and I did
not have any adresses to write to. Although I am still
in investigation custody, they wanted me to wear
prison clothes. I resisted against and sat for days
naked in my cell, only with a blanket. I only have
paper and a pencil, nothing else. After 7 days I
refused to drink as well. For four days. I demand my
human rights. I am classified as a terrorist. Also the
judge had given me the written permission to phone my
mother. They did not allow me that either. They put me
in a cell where they can observe me better. I got two
heart attacks because my condition was so bad. After
that I went to the medical department where they
tested everything. None of my demands was granted.
Only on Tuesday I began to eat and drink again. I lost
a lot of weight and my legs are complete thin.
The translation of his written declaration about the
hunger strike follows later.
The visit took place behind security glass, for the
first time in more than half a year, under the highest
security measures, him wearing prison clothes. Jose
was clearly thinner, but angry.
He needs our anger- contact the prison administration :
Phone : 0049 (0)221 59 730
Fax : 0049 (0)221 5973-223
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://www.jva-koeln.nrw.de
It is also in the responsability of the Aachen judge :
AZ 52 KS 22/04
Phone : 0241 543803
Fax 0241 9425-1407
He needs our support. Write to :
Jose Fernandez Delgado
AZ 62 KS 22-04
And do whatever comes to your mind...
!!! The struggle inside needs the struggle outside !!!
* Jose is a Spanish anarchist and spent more than 20
years in the infamous FIES-regime, well-known for its
brutality. On the 28th of September he was condemned
to 14 years of prison in Germany in the famous ’Aachen
4 case’. The case is now under revision.
More information about the process and the background