We apologise for the lack of recent updates. However, no definitive change has occurred in Jock’s situation. Particularly with regards to prison transfer.
Bulgaria and Australia are both signatories to an International Convention on the transfer of Prisoners.
The fundamental principle underlying this convention is that it is more humane and effective to have prisoners serve their time in their own country. Transfer means access to a more appropriate cultural situation and access to support from family and friends.
The Prosecutor General ( Bulgaria) has rejected the request for transfer put forward by the Australian Government. The Australian Government is currently in further discussions with the Bulgarian authorities.
We are concentrating all our efforts at ensuring his human rights to a transfer are agreed to by the Bulgarian authorities and as soon as possible.
Jock and his family would like to thank all those who continue to support and encourage Jock in these difficult times.