[Marxism] Support needed for prison reform activist Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike in Bulgaria (Green Left Weekly)

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Sat May 11 21:11:41 MDT 2019


Jock Palfreeman, an Australian serving a 20-year jail sentence in Bulgaria on trumped-up murder charges, has been on a hunger strike since April 21.

Palfreeman was imprisoned in 2009 after challenging up to 16 neo-Nazis who were attacking two young Roma boys in Sofia. Since then, he has dedicated his time to successfully reforming conditions for all prisoners<https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/bulgaria-jock-palfreeman-and-prisoner-rights-association-need-your-support> — with success.

Palfreeman was instrumental in the formation of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Rights Association (BPRA) which, over 7 years, has improved conditions for prisoners, including reducing beatings, torture, horrendous cell conditions and the use of isolation as punishment.

This helps explain why he is a target of prison authorities.

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