Jock Palfreeman ends the hunger strike after 33 days after the Bulgarian prison team meets its requirements

The imprisoned Australian murderer in Bulgaria ends the 33-day hunger strike after prison officials have thrown themselves in and allow him to have visitors and speak to the media

  • Jock Palfreeman stabbed Andrei Monov during a fight in Bulgaria in 2007
  • He stopped eating on April 21 to protest against an unfair treatment that he says has suffered
  • The prison sunk against its demands for visits to family and media interviews

An Australian man imprisoned in Bulgaria has ended his hunger strike against unfair treatment after 33 days without food.

Jock Palfreeman has spent 11 years sentencing to 20 for the fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student, Andrei Monov, 20, during a fight in the capital Sofia in 2007.

The man from Sydney stopped eating on April 21 to protest the unfair treatment that he says he suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners & Rehabilitation Association, the first prisoners' association in the country.

Jock Palfreeman (shown in 2012) receives 11 years in prison for 20 years for the fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 20, during a fight in the capital Sofia in 2007

Jock Palfreeman (shown in 2012) receives 11 years in prison for 20 years for the fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 20, during a fight in the capital Sofia in 2007

The BPRA announced that Palfreeman ended his fast on Thursday because he had been allowed to receive a visit from his family and give media interviews.

& # 39; Jock Palfreeman ended his hunger strike today on his 33rd day & # 39 ;, said the union in a statement on Facebook.

& # 39; The reasons for this are personal. On the one hand, he is visited by his family this weekend and he travels all the way from Australia. On the other hand – he wants to be able to talk to the media who have contacted the prison and asked for interviews. & # 39;

It is understood that Palfreeman & # 39; s father Simon may visit him for the first time in months.

Palfreeman & # 39; s lawyer Kalin Angelov said the hunger strike was in response to the Bulgarian authorities cracking the Australian for exposing corruption in the country's prison system and the abuse of detainees depicted: CCTV footage of the night of stitches

Palfreeman & # 39; s lawyer Kalin Angelov said the hunger strike was in response to the Bulgarian authorities cracking the Australian for exposing corruption in the country's prison system and the abuse of detainees depicted: CCTV footage of the night of stitches

Palfreeman & # 39; s lawyer Kalin Angelov said the hunger strike was in response to the Bulgarian authorities cracking the Australian for exposing corruption in the country's prison system and the abuse of detainees depicted: CCTV footage of the night of stitches

Palfreeman & # 39; s lawyer Kalin Angelov said the hunger strike was a response to the Bulgarian authorities who have complained to the Australian for exposing corruption in the country's prison system and the abuse of prisoners.

Angelov said Palfreeman had been a model prisoner in a perfectly clean state until a new national government was elected in May 2017. The incoming government then systematically began to reverse its privileges, his lawyer said.

Angelov said his client had been fired from his prison job, had been banned from receiving visitors and had refused access to calling cards to contact the outside world.

At one point, his lawyer claimed that Palfreeman also moved from a low-security facility to the infectious disease unit of the Sofia Prison Hospital, where he was detained with tuberculosis patients in an attempt to & # 39; intentional infection & # 39 ;.

The man from Sydney stopped eating on April 21 to protest the unfair treatment that he says he suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners & Rehabilitation Association, the first prisoners' association in the country. Pictured: Andrei Monov

The man from Sydney stopped eating on April 21 to protest the unfair treatment that he says he suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners & Rehabilitation Association, the first prisoner association in the country. Pictured: Andrei Monov

The man from Sydney stopped eating on April 21 to protest the unfair treatment that he says he suffered for his role in the Bulgarian Prisoners & Rehabilitation Association, the first prisoner association in the country. Pictured: Andrei Monov

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