A doctor from Łódź, Tomasz Karauda, was questioned in the prosecutor’s office in Łódź after he submitted a notification of criminal threats. As doctors, we have a moral obligation to encourage vaccination. This notification is a clear signal that the attacks against medics will not be without consequences – said the doctor after leaving the building of the prosecutor’s office. No one has heard any charges in this case yet.
The Lodz doctor filed the notification regarding the criminal threats at the beginning of July. He emphasized then that, as a person frequently appearing in the media, he got used to being hated by him. However, when threats of depriving him and his family members began to appear under the publications with his participation, he decided to act.
– At a critical moment, the Regional Medical Chamber offered me legal protection. It is very important, I wish that every doctor, nurse or paramedic could count on such support – said Karauda in front of the TVN24 camera after leaving the prosecutor’s office.
A voice of objection
He stressed that – as a doctor – “he will always be on the side of life”:
– We have a moral obligation to encourage vaccination. We have them for those who died during the pandemic; to those who will not regain their full strength. We will not give up this activity, despite the hate – the doctor noted.
In his opinion, the border must be clearly set and the opponents of vaccination should not be allowed to attack the health service with impunity.
– There is no consent for that. In the end, human life depends on us – paramedics, nurses, and medics. Passive observation of evil and the lack of reaction is a consent to its existence – said Dr. Tomasz Karauda.
The initial stage
Amadeusz Małolepszy, who was assigned to legal aid by the District Medical Chamber, also told about the hearing in the Prosecutor’s Office in Łódź.
– It was a substantive hearing regarding threats against my client. The prosecutor’s office announced that it would take procedural steps so that the case could develop dynamically, so that the perpetrators of threats could be held criminally responsible, said the lawyer.
He reminded that making criminal threats is punishable by a fine, restriction of liberty and up to two years in prison. – We have the very beginning of the proceedings. It is difficult to talk about the final qualification at this stage – said lawyer Małolepszy.
He did not want to cite entries that made the case go to the prosecutor’s office. He limited himself to stating that these were life and health threats which “were directed directly at the doctor.”
– These were statements expressed in various language forms, but they came down to an announcement of harming him – concludes the lawyer.
Dr. Tomasz Karauda works at the hospital. N. Barlicki in Łódź
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