The arrest of Roman Giertych is about preventing the attorney from participating in the court hearing in which Mr. Leszek Czarnecki is to be accused, and which trial could have resulted in unexpected results, which the attorney warned about before his detention – he said in “Facts after Facts” in TVN24 former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, MP from PO Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz. – And what are you doing at this point? The state then sends its hounds, people who pretend to be special services, and in fact are nothing but the sword of the ruling party, to prevent the participation of the patron in this trial – he added.
The Poznań prosecutor’s office informed on Friday that lawyer Roman Giertych and 11 other people, including businessman Ryszard Krauze, were charged with the appropriation and withdrawal of approximately PLN 92 million from a development company in 2010-2014. On Saturday, prosecutor Jacek Motawski, the head of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań, announced that a decision was made to refer five of the detained persons to court applications for temporary detention. Saturday evening the Poznań district court did not accept the prosecutor’s office’s requests for temporary arrest of these people. The prosecutor’s office announced that it would appeal against the court’s decision.
Preventive measures were applied against Roman Giertych in the form of a five million zloty bail, suspension of the lawyer’s activities, prohibition to leave the country, police supervision combined with a ban on contacting other suspects. According to Giertych’s attorneys, the charges were not successfully brought against him, because when they were read, the attorney was unconscious.. The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań, however, stated that when Giertych learned that there were no obstacles on the part of doctors to be questioned, he started “simulating a lack of awareness”. The prosecutor’s experts decided that Giertych should remain in the hospital.
“You can see with the naked eye that the case is politically sewn up”
On Sunday, Deputy Minister Michał Woś referred to the arrest of Giertych in “Fakty po Faktach”. The former head of the Ministry of the Interior, PO MP Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, who was a guest on the program after Michał Woś, commented that “the minister has done the routine work of justifying the actions of his superiors.” “It wasn’t very convincing,” he added.
– You can see with the naked eye that the matter is stitched politically. All assurances that the services are operating properly and that the prosecutor’s office performs its activities are nothing more than an outright lie and a mockery of public opinion – assessed Sienkiewicz.
“Political Police of Jaroslaw Kaczynski”
– The CBA is the political police of Jarosław Kaczyński and uses it against its political opponents. Let me remind you that the management and people governing the Central Anticorruption Bureau in the past, and now in fact the political police, are people who were pardoned by Andrzej Duda in the first days of his office. Mr [Ernest – red.] Bejda, mister [Michał – red.] Wasik, Mr. [Mariusz – red.] Kaminski. Were it not for the PiS president, they would not have the right to approach any state offices. Now this police is showing its true face – he said.
“The state sends its hounds, people who pretend to be special services”
According to Sienkiewicz, in detaining Giertych, “it is not about any legal actions from 10 years ago”. – This is about preventing Mr. Giertych from participating in the court hearing in which Mr. Czarnecki is to be accused, and which hearing could have had unexpected results, as Mr. Giertych warned about before his arrest. Because according to him, the highest personalities in the country were involved in the scandal that Mr. Czarnecki is accused of, said Sienkiewicz.
– And what are you doing at this point? The state then sends its hounds, people who pretend to be special services, and in fact are nothing but the sword of the ruling party, to prevent the participation of the patron in this trial – he assessed.
– Under what pretext, it is essentially secondary. A question may be asked: is it true that the persons who prevented Mr. Giertych from taking part in this trial are personally involved in the GetBack scandal and do they have anything to do with it? Because if this assumption turns out to be true, it means that we are ruled by criminals – he said.
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