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Demonstration in Warsaw on November 18. Ombudsman Adam Bodnar writes to the Warsaw police commander

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The Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, took motion on the intervention of the police towards the contributors of Wednesday’s demonstration within the streets of Warsaw. In his letter, he requested the commander of the capital metropolis police, Paweł Dobrodziej, the chief of police.

An indication “Blockade of the Sejm” befell in Warsaw on Wednesday, which dispersed within the metropolis after policemen blocked the streets across the Sejm constructing. The march by means of Śródmieście ended at Powstańców Warszawy Sq., the place police riot police, together with plain-clothes officers, lower off the exit routes and began ID playing cards for contributors. There have been scuffles there. Police used tear fuel and bodily power towards demonstrators and MPs.


“Critical concern” of the Commissioner for Human Rights

The next day, the Commissioner for Civil Rights Safety, Adam Bodnar, drew consideration to those occasions.

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– My severe concern was, particularly, about the usage of direct coercion measures (bodily power, truncheons) by undisguised officers, drawing people from the gang of protesters, and the usage of violence by a policeman towards the Deputy Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Włodzimierz Czarzasty, defined the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Left-wing politicians knowledgeable on Wednesday night that the police “bodily blocked” deputy marshal Czarzasty (Left) from coming into the Sejm and that he was “to be overwhelmed by the police”. Czarzasty himself claims that he was stopped by the police and pushed towards the hood of a automobile, hit from the again within the again, immobilized. A spokesman for the Warsaw Metropolitan Police mentioned on Thursday that the scenario “was introduced in a totally completely different means than it really befell.”

>> The incident with Czarzasty earlier than the Sejm. Police response

KSP spokesman in regards to the incident with Czarzasty earlier than the SejmTVN24

In reference to these occasions, Bodnar requested the commander of the capital metropolis police, Paweł Dobrodziej, the chief inspector, for detailed data on Wednesday’s occasions.

He talked about that he significantly involved with such points as: the factual and authorized foundation for the usage of direct coercion measures, the variety of recognized and detained individuals and the way lengthy they had been detained, and the small print of the intervention towards Deputy Marshal Czarzasty. Bodnar additionally requested about “the factual and authorized grounds for the actions of undisguised officers who use direct coercion towards the protesters.”

>> See the complete letter from Adam Bodnar to the Warsaw Police Commander

The time period of the present Ombudsman expired on September 9. Nevertheless, he stays in workplace till his successor is elected. It’s doable that this week the Sejm will re-examine the appointment of the Ombudsman. For the second time, the one candidate for this operate is Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz. Her candidacy was submitted by the KO and Lewica golf equipment along with PSL deputies. Rudzińska-Bluszcz has to date been supported by over a thousand social organizations.

Foremost photograph supply: Tomasz Gzell / PAP


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