Bring Jock home rally held in Melbourne

A rally in support of Jock Palfreeman in Melbourne on October 19.
A rally in support of Jock Palfreeman in Melbourne on October 19. Photo: Jacob Andrewartha

Supporters of recently paroled Australian activist Jock Palfreeman gathered in Melbourne on October 13 to demand the government step up pressure on Bulgaria to allow him to return home.

Palfreeman was granted parole on September 19 after serving 12 years of a 20-year sentence. Under Bulgarian law, prisoners who serve half their sentence can be paroled.

He was subsequently held illegally in an immigration prison only to be released but have his passport confiscated, meaning he is still unable to leave the country.

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