•   
  •   

AustraliaAustralian Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike in Bulgarian prison over alleged unfair treatment

08:00  16 may  2019
08:00  16 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Woman flung metres after alleged drink driver hits her

Woman flung metres after alleged drink driver hits her A woman has been seriously injured after she was thrown a number of metres by an alleged drink-driver in Sydney’s north yesterday morning. Witnesses said they saw a Mercedes Benz travelling on Pringle Avenue in Belrose. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au They allege the driver of the car failed to correctly turn right at the intersection of Haigh Avenue and hit a woman who was walking on the footpath. The 46-year-old was thrown about 10 metres and suffered a fractured wrist, injuries to her head and concussion.

Jock Palfreeman , who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for murder in Bulgaria and has been called a "human rights hero" for his work advocating for The Australian stopped eating on April 21 to protest what he claimed was unfair treatment by prison authorities and the Bulgarian Government in

London: Australian Jock Palfreeman 's family fears he is at risk of starvation as his hunger strike over his treatment in a Bulgarian prison approaches 30 days. The Sydneysider stopped eating on April 21 to protest the unfair treatment he claims to have suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners '

Australian Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike in Bulgarian prison over alleged unfair treatment© ABC News Jock Palfreeman is refusing to eat over what he says is unfair treatment in prison.

The family of an Australian man jailed for murder in Bulgaria holds fears for his safety after the 32-year-old stopped eating three weeks ago in a prison hunger strike.

Jock Palfreeman is serving a 20-year sentence for stabbing and killing 20-year-old law student Andrei Monov during a melee in Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, in late December 2007.

The Australian stopped eating on April 21 to protest what he claimed was unfair treatment by prison authorities and the Bulgarian Government in response to his human rights work while behind bars.

Finks bikie gang president arrested over alleged drug supply network

Finks bikie gang president arrested over alleged drug supply network The Mount Druitt man was charged with supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug. He was granted strict conditional bail and will appear before Penrith Local Court on Monday next week. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Jock Palfreeman (born 13 November 1986) is an Australian who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in a Bulgarian prison . Palfreeman was serving in the British Army at the time of the incident.

Australian man Jock Palfreeman has ended his 33-day hunger strike in a Bulgarian jail after prison officials relented and allowed him to receive visitors. An Australian man imprisoned in Bulgaria has ended his hunger strike against unfair treatment after 33 days without food. Jock Palfreeman is 11

This week Palfreeman was moved from Kazichene low-security prison to the hospital at the Sofia Central high-security prison.

His father, Dr Simon Palfreeman, is trying to convince the Bulgarian authorities to let him see Jock.

"My fear is that the time is now approaching when starvation could cause permanent damage," Dr Palfreeman said.

Palfreeman's 86-year-old grandfather Tony, who will travel to Sofia later this month, said the family was "greatly concerned about Jock's emotional and physical wellbeing".

Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster

Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster

An Australian man in prison in Bulgaria for murder has ended his hunger strike after 33 days after protesting what he says is unfair treatment . Jock Palfreeman is 11 years into a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 23, during a brawl in the capital Sofia in 2007.

An Australian man locked up in a Bulgarian prison risks starvation as his desperate hunger strike approaches its 30th Aussie in jail for murder in Bulgaria keeps up desperate hunger strike . The Sydneysider stopped eating on April 21 to protest the unfair treatment he claims to have suffered for

"He has been through enough already and we ask that he be returned to Australia either by parole or by government intervention," Mr Palfreeman said.

Palfreeman has always claimed he drew the knife in self-defence after a group of young, drunk men turned on him when he tried to stop them assaulting a Gypsy.

Since his conviction in 2009, Palfreeman has advocated for changes to Bulgaria's prison system.

Seven years ago, he established Bulgaria's first convicted prisoners' union, the Bulgarian Prisoners' Rehabilitation Association (BPRA), which has drawn attention to examples of corruption within the prison system and of abuse.

The association has also helped prisoners to take cases of alleged injustice to Bulgarian and European courts, earning it accolades from human rights groups but opposition from Bulgaria's prison authorities.

High-profile lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC has called on the Australian Government to make "immediate representations" on Palfreeman's behalf.

Ivan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation

Ivan Milat transferred from supermaximum security prison in Goulburn to Sydney hospital for operation Convicted serial killer Ivan Milat is escorted from Australia's toughest jail, restrained and under guard, to the Prince of Wales hospital after reportedly recently losing 20 kilograms.

Australian Jock Palfreeman has been unexpectedly granted bail after serving 11 years behind bars for murder in Bulgaria . Earlier this year, Palfreeman went on hunger strike for 33 days in protest the unfair treatment he suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners ' Rehabilitation Association, the

Jock Palfreeman talks about change within prison as part of a hunger strike in a Bulgaria prison . On April 21 this year, Palfreeman stopped eating to protest the unfair treatment he claims to have suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners ’ Rehabilitation Association, the country’s first

"It is urgently necessary to stop the discrimination against him so that he can break his hunger strike," Mr Robertson said.

"He is a human rights hero being made to suffer extreme privations because of his good work."

Australian Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike in Bulgarian prison over alleged unfair treatment© ABC News Jock Palfreeman helped set up a prisoner union with other inmates.

Celebrities back Palfreeman's cause

Mr Robertson is not the only high-profile Australian to take up Palfreeman's case.

Australian film director Rachel Ward, who has visited Palfreeman twice in jail, most recently a fortnight ago, told Australian Story she believed he had been "persecuted for telling the truth about prison conditions".

Ms Ward, Mr Robertson and other well-known Australians, including Cate Blanchett, Bryan Brown and Simon Baker, are now petitioning Bulgaria's Justice Minister.

"Our government has dropped the ball and the Bulgarians need to know [we] want to see Jock's case moved forward," Ward said.

In April last year, Palfreeman withdrew a parole application fearing it was not possible to receive a fair hearing.

It came after his victim's father organised a protest outside the Sofia Palace of Justice and issued a veiled threat on television, warning he had not forgotten "the skills" he learnt in the military.

Notorious killers exchange blows in prison brawl

Notorious killers exchange blows in prison brawl Two of the state's most reviled killers, Adrian Ernest Bayley and Steven James Hunter, have exchanged blows in Victoria's maximum-security Barwon Prison. The pair is understood to have broken out into a fight on Friday last week, briefly landing Hunter in hospital. It's believed Hunter – who is behind the stabbing murders of two young women – was treated for a minor head injury but was returned to his prison cell near Geelong the same day. © Supplied Adrian Bayley is behind bars for the rape and murder of Jill Meagher. Corrections Victoria confirmed there was an incident between two inmates last Friday.

Australian murderer jailed in Bulgaria ends 33-day hunger strike after prison officials fold and Jock Palfreeman stabbed Andrei Monov during a brawl in Bulgaria in 2007 He stopped eating on April 21 to protest unfair treatment he says he has suffered

Jock Palfreeman , 32, has been in jail in the capital of Sofia since December 2007 after he was convicted of Former Sydney private school boy jailed in Bulgaria over the murder of a law student in wild street brawl is He went on a 33-day hunger strike earlier this year to protest unfair treatment .

In another incident last year, Palfreeman was slapped with three disciplinary punishments in quick succession shortly after he submitted an opinion on behalf of the BPRA to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the execution of a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The judgement condemned Bulgaria for inhuman and degrading conditions in several of its prisons.

Bulgarian human rights advocate, Dr Krassimir Kanev, who worked with the BPRA on a working group established to address the European concerns, said "there was broad-ranging reform needed" and Palfreeman's report was "embarrassing for the Government".

Palfreeman was accused of inciting civil disobedience by distributing BPRA stickers, having soft porn on the computer he shared with other prisoners, and failing to follow a guard's orders during a search of his prison cell. The punishments further hurt Palfreeman's chances of parole.

"Until then he had an excellent record," Dr Kanev said. "So clearly they've taken revenge."

Dr Palfreeman said the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) had failed to take up his son's concerns with the Bulgarian Government, despite repeated requests.

"It's getting out of hand given the seriousness of the ongoing hunger strike that they aren't pulling out all stops," he said.

In a statement, DFAT said Jock Palfreeman was receiving high-level consular assistance including "consular officials closely following his legal process, representations to the Bulgarian Government on his case, regularly visiting him in prison to monitor his welfare, and communicating with his family in Australia".

Australian Story has contacted the Bulgarian Justice Minister and his deputy for a response.

Read more

Budget boost for programs to help ex-prisoners avoid returning to jail.
More than $40 million will be spent on programs to curb Victoria's soaring prison population, including women and Aboriginal people, by helping them find work.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 3
This is interesting!