Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik, convicted by a final judgment, appeared at the meeting of the Sejm Committee for Administration and Internal Affairs regarding the provision of opinions to the Public Finance Committee of the government’s draft budget act for 2024. On December 21, the Marshal of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia, issued decisions regarding the expiry of their parliamentary mandates. – We were invited to the committee meeting individually, that’s why we come. We are at work, said Kamiński.
Marshal of the Sejm Szymon Hołownia appealed to Kamiński and Wąsik to refrain from parliamentary activities. The decision of the Speaker of the Sejm to terminate the mandates of Kamiński and Wąsik followed the final judgment of the District Court in Warsaw, which sentenced them to two years in prison.
When asked about Hołownia’s decision, Kamiński said that “it is a completely illegal action.” – As I understand it, Mr. Hołownia has started the procedure, which is ongoing. So far, we have not received any letter from Mr. Hołownia – said Kamiński. – We were invited to the committee meeting individually, that’s why we come. We are at work, he said.
Chairwoman of the committee: they come to disrupt committee meetings
The chairwoman of the Administration and Internal Affairs Committee, Maria Janyska, when asked whether in the current situation Wąsik and Kamiński should take part in the meeting, replied that “they are coming to disrupt the committee meeting.” – In my opinion, just like in the opinion of Marshal Hołownia, they should no longer serve as MPs. They come demonstratively, on purpose, to disrupt committee meetings. Today we have to work on a very important project for the whole of Poland – the budget project (…). Unfortunately, we have to implement the budget at an accelerated pace due to the fact that President Duda did not immediately entrust the function of forming the government to the entire group of individual coalition partners who won these elections. elections – said Janyska.
Sentences for Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik
December 22, MP of the Civic Coalition Roman Giertych he said on social media that “the district court was obliged by the district court to execute the judgment (i.e. detain the convicted Wąsik and Kamiński) within three days.”
Earlier, the District Court in Warsaw issued a final sentence of two years in prison Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik, after a year in prison for the other two former heads of the CBA for operational activities during the “land scandal”.
On December 21, the Marshal of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia, issued decisions regarding the expiry of the parliamentary mandates of Kamiński and Wąsik, but despite this, the deputies entered the plenary hall of the Sejm. After taking his seat in the parliamentary bench, Kamiński made a gesture of victory and the gesture of Kozakiewicz.
District Court: the defense attorney of two convicts requests that enforcement proceedings be discontinued
On Wednesday, a statement regarding the judgment regarding Kamiński and Wąsik was issued by the District Court for Warsaw-Śródmieście.
It was reported, among other things, that “on December 27, 2023, the defense attorney of two convicts submitted a request to discontinue the enforcement proceedings (referring to the fact that the convicts were pardoned by the President of the Republic of Poland), or to refuse to initiate the proceedings until the decision of the Speaker of the Sejm on the expiry of the mandate of an MP. It was added that the application will be considered after the 14-day period specified in the Regulations on the operation of common courts. At the end of 2015, the president Andrzej Duda He applied the law of pardon to Kamiński and Wąsik.
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