Four members of the Confederation were excluded from the Tuesday session of the Sejm by Marshal Elżbieta Witek. MPs Jakub Kulesza, Grzegorz Braun, Krystian Kamiński and Konrad Berkowicz did not put on masks in the plenary hall. Kaminski reported that he was on sick leave and could stay in the courtroom.
On Tuesday, the Marshal of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, informed at the beginning of the session of the Sejm that all deputies had received text messages informing about the order to wear masks during the session of the Sejm due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections. She also referred to article 175 item 5 of the Sejm’s regulations, according to which the Marshal of the Sejm may exclude from a sitting any deputy who obstructs the proceedings.
Confederation MPs did not wear masks. Marshal Witek asked them several times to put them on, stressing that they made the proceedings difficult. She also informed that the members of the Confederation Artur Dziambor and Dobromir Sośnierz have sick leave enabling them to stay in the plenary hall without a mask.
Banned from the meeting for lack of masks
After the appeals of the Marshal of the Sejm, she asked four deputies, including Jakub Kulesza, Grzegorz Braun, Krystian Kamiński and Konrad Berkowicz, to leave the room and excluded these deputies from participating in the session. Then she added that Krystian Kamiński also had a sick leave and therefore could stay in the room.
Three Members have left the plenary chamber.
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