[Marxism] Let Jock Palfreeman Speak! Part I of a Two-Part Interview | Lefteast

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 13 06:22:39 MST 2019


On 19th of September 2019 Jock Palfreeman was granted parole after 
serving almost 12 years in Bulgarian prison for fatally stabbing a 
neo-Nazi on the streets of Sofia in December 2007. His early release has 
instigated a chain reaction of state repression, far-right mobilisation 
and media sensationalism. Immediately after his release Jock was taken 
to an immigration detention centre in Sofia under the pretext that he 
did not possess a valid passport with which he could leave the country. 
A couple of weeks later Jock’s newly issued emergency passport was 
unlawfully confiscated by Bulgarian authorities and Sotir Tsatsarov, 
Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General, pleaded the suspension of the early 
parole court decision and demanded the re-opening of the case. The 
authorities’ blatant interference in the justice system and their 
tightening grip on outspoken opponents has led to public outcry and 
increased support for Jock’s plight. Currently, after his release from 
detention, Jock finds himself in a legal deadlock – without documents 
and restricted from leaving the country he remains under the custody of 
the Bulgarian state while awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court of 
Cassation.

full: http://www.criticatac.ro/lefteast/let-jock-palfreeman-speak-1/



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