Newsletter 16 -22 May 2017
On 20 May 2017, a documentary was shown about the death of 25-year-old Igor Stachowiak who died at a police station in Stare Miasto district of Wrocław. The whole proceeding on the case was monitored by the Commissioner for Human Rights [more]. The victim was shot with an electric stun gun several times, even when his hands were in handcuffs. – This was an obvious case of torture, said Adam Bodnar in an interview for Super Express daily newspaper [more].
A month before the CHR issued a special report on torture and methods of preventing it at the police [more].
Modern forms of support to persons with disabilities were the subject of a meeting held at the foundation Wspólnota Burego Misia in Kościerzyna [more]. We also visited the Pokolenia foundation in Tczew [more]. Topics relating to the regional Kashubian identity were discussed in a meeting of the association named Zrzeszenie Kaszubsko-Pomorskie in Gdańsk [more]. The problem of conflicts between divorcing parents was the subject of a meeting with the Pelikan Families’ Association in Gdańsk [more].
The CHR also visited residents of the hearing impaired youth Correctional Centre no. 2 in Wejherowo [more].
Adam Bodnar met with students of the General Secondary School no. 2 in Gdynia [more] and of the Marian Osiński Building Construction Vocational Schools in Gdańsk [more]. He also visited Pozytywna Szkoła Podstawowa primary school in Gdańsk, whose problems were presented to him in one of his regional meetings [more]. The CHR saw the exceptional library in Rumia [more].
The Commissioner also took part in the national meeting of organisations working in rural areas, held in Maróz [more], where he spoke with forty representatives of non-governmental organisations [more].
On 25 May, the CHR will hold regional meetings in Płock and Ciechanów.
In the 21st century, it is impossible to be proud of not prosecuting anyone because of sexual orientation; this is not allowable at all, said the Commissioner for Human Rights on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
This way, in a programme aired on Tok.fm radio, Adam Bodnar referred to the words of Prof. Lech Morawski who, in a recent debate in Oxford, spoke about the situation of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland [more].