To PM Tony Abbott: BRING JOCK PALFREEMAN HOME NOW
Dear Prime Minister Abbott,
Jock Palfreeman, an Australia citizen, has been in Sofia Central Prison for more than 5 years. Jock has literally hundreds of supporters worldwide.
Jock was sentenced to 20 years as the result of a Bulgarian court trial which was marked by deceit, collusion, corruption and fueled by pure vengeance. It was never even proven beyond a doubt during his farcical trial that Jock Palfreeman is even guilty of the crime he was charged with - a charge that implied he went out seeking to kill Bulgarians! Witnesses either changed their stories mid trial, lied outright or disappeared. Those impartial witnesses who backed up Jock's version of events were not permitted to give evidence. Crucial evidence was suppressed and CCTV footage which backed Jock's statement also became "unavailable" and when it emerged it was viewed on a screen the size of an A4 page in a room crowded with the prosecution and defense teams and the parents of the defendant and the alleged victim. Even the Chief Investigating Officer stated that she believed that the victim Andrei Monov's death was an accident, but it seems that in Bulgaria deals and decisions are made behind closed doors.
This latest event: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-09/australian-jock-palfreeman-refused-transfer-from-bulgaria-prison/4810096 indicates that the Bulgarian officials are being unduly influenced, as they have backflipped on what seemed like a "done deal", without even notifying our official representative.
This unbearable injustice has gone on long enough! It's time to step up the pace here. Jock Palfreeman is in constant danger as long as he remains in Bulgaria. Jock must be brought home before it's too late.
We, who have signed this petition, implore that you as our Prime Minister personally intervene and secure Jock Palfreeman the transfer he is asking for. PLEASE HELP JOCK.