Newsletter 7 -14 February 2018
The incident took place in 2012. The detainees were beaten with a truncheon on their feet, water was poured on them, and they were attacked with a taser gun, also on their intimate areas. One of the detainees committed suicide. The guilty officers have been sentenced to imprisonment for periods from one year to two years and two months [more].
In the last week of February, within the regional meetings programme Adam Bodnar will meet with residents and activists from seven towns and villages located in the Lubelskie and Podlaskie voivodeships. The Commissioner for Human Rights will visit: Radzyń Podlaski, Niemce, Lubartów, Biała Podlaska, Hajnówka, Bielsk Podlaski, Siemiatycze [more].
The CHR received motions from over 1.5 thousand persons whose pensions have been cut under the act. Among those persons are former Polish People’s Republic officers who successfully worked for the country also for years after 1989, widows and orphans of such officers who included persons with disabilities. The changes affected, among others, a former member of the Polish Home Army, who served as a liaison officer during the Warsaw Uprising, a daughter of the Second World War hero, or a widow of an Olympic medallist. The Commissioner requested the Minister of the Interior and Administration to consider amending the act [more].