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Australia Australian prisoner languishes in limbo in Bulgaria

16:26  10 october  2019
16:26  10 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Jock Palfreeman is out of prison, but the Australian fears he will be returned to Bulgarian jail for life

  Jock Palfreeman is out of prison, but the Australian fears he will be returned to Bulgarian jail for life Jock Palfreeman warns systemic corruption could see him returned to a Bulgarian jail for the rest of his life, and he condemns the influence of the far-right over Sofia's political establishment.Jock Palfreeman has warned systemic corruption could see him returned to a Bulgarian jail for the rest of his life, and has condemned the influence of the far-right over Sofia's political establishment.

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Australian prisoner languishes in limbo in Bulgaria . Australian prisoner Jock Palfreeman's bid for parole, and freedom, in Bulgaria has ignited a political firestorm, both in the country he is being detained - and in the Sydneysider's home town.

Australian prisoner Jock Palfreeman's bid for parole, and freedom, in Bulgaria has ignited a political firestorm in the country he is being detained - and in the Sydneysider's home town.

The chief prosecutor wants to reverse a decision to grant the 32-year-old parole, halfway through his 20-year sentence for murder. Many believe he should serve out the full sentence.

"I think murder deserves at least life," Bulgarian Politician Angel Dzhambazki said.

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Under Bulgarian law, a decision to grant parole should be final and normally, can't be appealed.

Jock Palfreeman looking at the camera: Jock Palfreeman has ended his 33-day hunger strike in a Bulgarian jail after prison officials relented and allowed him to receive visitors.© AAP Jock Palfreeman has ended his 33-day hunger strike in a Bulgarian jail after prison officials relented and allowed him to receive visitors. Palfreeman's lawyer Nikolai Hadjigenov says the political interference is impacting the case.

"How much is political interference impacting this, 100 per cent," he said.

Palfreeman has served 11 years of a 20-year sentence since being found guilty of murder and attempted murder in the stabbing of two Bulgarian youths during a Sofia street brawl in 2007. His fate is now in the hands of three judges, who have up to two months to decide whether he should be freed. While outrage over Palfreeman's potential release has been highly publicized in Bulgaria there's also a groundswell of silent supporters amongst locals, who believe a gross miscarriage of justice has taken place and think he should be freed but are too afraid to say so.

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Australian prisoner languishes in limbo in Bulgaria . Australian prisoner Jock Palfreeman's bid for parole, and freedom, in Bulgaria has ignited a political firestorm, both in the country he is being detained - and in the Sydneysider's home town.

Australian prisoner languishes in limbo in Bulgaria . Australian prisoner Jock Palfreeman's bid for parole, and freedom, in Bulgaria has ignited a political firestorm, both in the country he is being detained - and in the Sydneysider's home town.

Jock Palfreeman standing in front of a book shelf: Jock Palfreeman standing by his bookcase at the Sofia Central Prison in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2012.© AAP Jock Palfreeman standing by his bookcase at the Sofia Central Prison in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2012.

Back home, his supporters rallied outside Sydney's Town Hall today in a bid to bring him home.

Meanwhile Palfreeman languishes in limbo, with more uncertainty than when he was in jail.

The 32-year-old is being held in an immigration detention centre in Sofia since his release on parole.

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