Displaced Legal Application #3: F.I.E.S.

by Núria Güell

I made a call to prisoners forced to live under the F.I.E.S.1 regime (Special tracking inmates file) inviting them to write a “poem, picture or short text” as a “complaint letter” denouncing the institutional torture they are subjected to.
Every day I sent one of those poems to the politician responsible for legalizing the F.I.E.S. regime after the Supreme Court declared it “null”. I optained the address of his summer house by hiring a private investigator specialized in obtaining personal data by searching into data files.
Meanwhile, I sent personalized envelops enclosing some examples of the material I had received to journalists who covered the justice sections in Spanish newspapers and to the ombudsman. Further, I invited them all to a press conference where an ex-F.I.E.S. inmate, a lawyer and myself provided them with more information.
The delivery of this material and the press conference were registered, disclosing which media decided not to broadcast the information.
Each step of this action is inspired by the white torture methods applied to the prisoners who undergo the F.I.E.S. regime.
Tags collective, conceptual, political, subversive , participative, research
Technique Other


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Database with prisoners letters:   > www.acvic.org/fies

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