“Don’t listen to the false news from BTV
The strike in Sofia central prison continues with 30 prisoners refusing to leave their cells to go to work and another 40 on a go slow strike instead of making 440 bags as required by Svilen Tsvetanov they are making 5 or 10 to simulate work as they have been threatened by the Director Peter Krestev that they will be punished if they don’t go to work
BPRA will supply free legal aid to any and all prisoners punished due to strike action”
“Strike continues with even more prisoners refusing work in the paper bag factory
Despite promises from the National prison authority to repeal the order forcing prisoners into slave labour this has not happened yet
No workers have been replace and contrary to the lies of the prison administration they can not be replaced.”
There’s a Bulgarian news article about the situation here – my Bulgarian’s not that hot, but going by a quick machine translation:
“More than 60 people – working prisoners – participated in a strike in Central Sofia Prison. This was reported by OFFNews the secretary of the Bulgarian Prison Society Valentin Ivanov. The prisoners refused to work because of higher norms by an order of the prison director Svilen Tsvetanov.