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Jock's appeal for an International Transfer will not even be considered until he pays the Bulgarian civil claimants over US$600,000 in damages. Funds raised will help Jock's family accumulate these funds. Any donation will be very greatly appreciated and fundraising progress (amounts raised) will be posted each week on the Jock Palfreeman facebook page WhoIsJockPalfreeman?
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Here is our brand new petition to PM Julia Gillard. When this petition reaches at least 2000 signatures or hopefully many more then it can be saved as a PDF showing all the signatures, printed and mailed to PM Julia Gillard. This is something she can't ignore!
A "thank you" message from Jock
Courtesy of Gabriel Hershman, Sofia Globe
Every Parent's Nightmare
Belinda Hawkins book "Every Parent's Nightmare" is now available for purchase. Please read this very enlightening book. Here is an excerpt from Belinda's book:
"Every piece of evidence that was in favour of him [Jock] was being ignored and had been ignored right from the crime scene...It became obvious that Jock was being railroaded completely"
Professor Dave Barclay, internationally renowned forensic scientist
For more information visit www.everyparentsnightmare.com
An excerpt from Belinda Hawkin's book:
"Jock's future remains uncertain. His family wants him transferred to Australia to serve the rest of his sentence so they can be nearby to monitor his wellbeing"
A day in the prison life
of Jock Palfreeman
Video courtesy of Gabriel Hershman
The sound quality on this video is poor, so please download the PDF transcript (74kb) of Jock's narration here
Jock Palfreeman is a young Australian man who is serving a 20 year prison sentence in Sofia Central Prison, Bulgaria.
Many people believe that Jock has been improperly tried and wrongly convicted. This site is dedicated to raising awareness about Jock and also raising money to pay the damages (ransom) which have been imposed upon Jock. These costs currently stand at about US $600,000.
Jock has been described as an idealist with a strongly developed social conscience. Even while still at school he was a budding political activist, at one stage having campaigned against Australian involvement in the the Iraqi war. Adventurous and keen to see the world, by the age of 19 Jock was already overseas, visiting Bulgaria, which he really loved.
In late December 2007, 21 year old Jock was celebrating with friends in the city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. After a few beers, he was walking home at about 1am when, according to Jock and other witnesses, he came across a large group of local men, all around his own age, physically attacking two Romas (gypsies). When Jock intervened, the gang turned their attention to him. When Jock emerged from the melee that followed, during which he was knocked to the ground and pelted with pieces of concrete, he found himself in the clutches of security guards and soon afterwards accused of cold-blooded murder.
Jock and his family have been working tirelessly for 5 years hoping for a fair hearing from the Bulgarian justice system. All efforts in this have so far failed. Now Jock is hoping to gain a transfer to Australia. Jock is expected to pay the Bulgarian Justice System about US$600,000 in "damages" before they'll even consider granting him either transfer or parole.
freejock.com (a website administered by the Palfreeman family, also dedicated to gaining worldwide support for Jock Palfreeman)
The Bulgarian Government website (useful for tracking changes and events in the government)