We received a letter from the Warsaw-Śródmieście District Court that the penalty imposed by a final judgment of the District Court against Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik is to be executed by the end of today at the latest – said Roman Giertych, an MP from the Civic Coalition, on social media. He also attached a photo of the letter. In an interview with tvn24.pl, Giertych said that this means that an order should be issued on Wednesday to detain Kamiński and Wąsik and take them to pretrial detention.
“We have just received a letter from the Warsaw-Śródmieście District Court, 10th Criminal Division, Executive Section, that the penalty imposed by a final judgment of the District Court against Mariusz K. and Maciej W. is to be executed by the end of today at the latest,” he wrote on Wednesday afternoon on the platform X Roman GiertychMP of the Civic Coalition.
In an interview with tvn24.pl, Giertych said that this means that the execution of the sentence should be ordered on Wednesday. – In practice, this means that today an order is to be issued by the judge of the District Court for Warsaw-Śródmieście to detain Messrs. Kamiński and Wąsik and take them to pretrial detention – he said.
Giertych: today marks the 14-day deadline in the case of Kamiński and Wąsik
In the next entry, he posted a photo of a letter from the District Court for Warsaw-Śródmieście.
“The District Court for Warsaw-Śródmieście in Warsaw, 10th Criminal Division, Executive Section, in response to the letter of December 21, 2023 (…), regarding Mariusz Kamiński and others, I inform you that the request of the representative of the subsidiary prosecutor Violetta Gut to issue an order for immediate arrest and being taken to pre-trial detention were left in the files,” it was written.
“At the same time, I would like to inform you that in accordance with § 391 point 1 of the Regulation of the Minister of Justice of June 18, 2019, Regulations on the Office of Common Courts – the court has a 14-day deadline from the judgment becoming final to refer the case for execution,” the letter added.
“The final judgment was issued on December 20, 2023. The 14-day period is counted from the next day, i.e. from December 21, 2023. This deadline expires today. Messrs. Mariusz K. and Maciej W. #czasDoCeli” – Giertych commented on this letter.
“The court’s decision is to be implemented by the end of today at the latest.”
At the press conference, the Prime Minister Donald Tusk was asked whether Kamiński and Wąsik should be admitted to the next session of the Sejm.
– Marshal Hołownia is facing such difficult decisions today and in recent days. For my part, I will only repeat this declaration, I have full confidence in him – both in his competences and good will. And he will certainly make and does make the best possible decisions, said the head of government.
– Maybe I will just add, because during the process I received new information from Roman Giertych, the injured party’s attorney, that a letter from the District Court regarding the same case you asked about had already been received. The court’s decision is to be implemented by the end of today at the latest. Perhaps the matter will be resolved faster than during the Sejm session, said Agnieszka Rucińska, the host of the press conference, turning to the journalist asking the question.
– If I understand, this does not concern the expiry of mandates – Tusk asked. – No, only the judgment passed, convicting former MPs – said Rucińska.
Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik were legally sentenced
The Warsaw district court issued a final verdict on December 20 last year Mariusz Kamińskiformer head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and coordinator of secret services, and his deputy Maciej Wąsik to two years’ imprisonment in connection with the so-called land scandal. The remaining former heads of the CBA were sentenced to one year in prison.
December 21, Marshal of the Sejm Szymon Hołownia announced the expiry of the parliamentary mandates of Wąsik and Kamiński. President Andrzej Duda had previously indicated in a letter to the Speaker of the Sejm that as a result of the application of the law of pardon in 2015 to Kamiński and Wąsik, who were then illegally convicted by the court of first instance, there were no grounds for expiring their mandate.
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