Originally published by the Bulgarian web journal Terminal 3, this article came to us via the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association.
An update from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association on the sixteenth day of Jock Palfreeman’s hunger strike, May 6, 2019 (after the original article was written, in Bulgarian) as a protest against corruption and abuse of power by the staff of Sofia Prison and its chief in particular:
“After his transfer from the Kazichene prison to the Sofia Prison (in order to be put under medical observation), he was harassed by guards.
On Saturday, May 4th, the chief of the shift refused him access to the prison shop from which prisoners by various items, including phone cards. Thus, Jock is denied any access to the outside world by not being able to speak over the phone.
We recall that he was put in isolation for a few days in the Infectious Disease Unit of the Prison Hospital in Sofia Prison, including among tuberculosis patients. He therefore refused any medical examinations as a protest against attempts at deliberate infection.”