TIMES: #PolishStonewall: LGBTQ Activists Are Rallying Together After Police Violence at Protests in Warsaw

By Madeline Roache and Suyin Haynes at Times As LGBTQ activist Malgorzata Szutowicz, sits in solitary confinement for a fourth day in the city of Plock, central Poland, hundreds of people across the country are protesting in her name. On Friday, Margo, as she is more commonly known, was placed in pre-trial detention for two months, onCzytaj dalej „TIMES: #PolishStonewall: LGBTQ Activists Are Rallying Together After Police Violence at Protests in Warsaw”

National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NMPT) visits places of police detention after night arrest in Warsaw

NMPT representatives talked to 33 out of 48 people detained in relation to the protests after the arrest of an activist of the “Stop Bzdurom” (Stop Bullshit) grassroots team. Detainees pointed to the inadequacy of police actions and the chaos that prevailed in police stations Wasn’t it for the involvement of lawyers, many people wouldn’tCzytaj dalej „National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NMPT) visits places of police detention after night arrest in Warsaw”

Visit of a representative of the Ombudsman in the penitentiary facility in Płock, where Margot is in temporary custody

On 9 August 2020, Ewa Dawidziuk PhD, a representative of the Ombudsman and Director of the Team for the Execution of Punishments in the Ombudsman’s Office, performed on the spot examination in the Penitentiary Facility in Płock the respect for the rights of the temporarily arrested Margot.On August 8, 2020, an attempt to meet theCzytaj dalej „Visit of a representative of the Ombudsman in the penitentiary facility in Płock, where Margot is in temporary custody”

For victims of state oppression in Poland, Duda’s election victory is an undeniable sign of darker times to come

As a Polish citizen and LGBT+ activist, it’s becoming increasingly important to remain vigilant under the rising climate of hate speech in my country Andrzej Duda has won Poland’s presidential election after results released on Monday morning gave the incumbent 51.2 per cent of votes with almost all the ballots counted. His liberal challenger, Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor ofCzytaj dalej „For victims of state oppression in Poland, Duda’s election victory is an undeniable sign of darker times to come”