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(en) Poland, 2 anarchists already sentenced by "speed justice".

Date Fri, 23 Mar 2007 23:01:38 +0200

Human rights groups in Poland are outraged by an incident which happened in Wroclaw on March 21 ? the International Day against Racism. Fascists from NOP (Polish National Rebirth, the Polish arm of the international Third Positionists) decided to hold a demo against immigrants and for a white Poland.
About 100 assholes mobilized ? and 300 anarchists and antifascists counterdemonstrated. The police surrounded the anarchists and arrested two people for supposedly assaulting an officer. Photos tell a different story; one of the arrested was even on crutches after an operation and got knocked to the ground by police. Now there are special ?24- hour courts? in Poland (!), so the whole trial is already over and Michal from Torun and Michal from Warsaw were sentenced to two years? probation and ordered to pay 150 zl. each to a special fund for the widows of policemen.

Human rights groups which were on the spot were scandalized by the fact
that the assholes who were shouting racists chants and sieg heiling were
not even ID-checked since it?s actually against the law to do such
things in Poland. (Of course that doesn?t mean people pay attention to
it. ) It has to be pointed out that it is quite usual for the police to
do ID checks on anarchists and other protestors as a regular part of
their harrassment. Not that I share the same ?law and order? mentality
as some of the human rights activists, but it was clearly a deliberate
choice to ignore the fascists.

Both activists will appeal the court decision.

Despite the fact that many witnesses came forward on behalf of the
arrested, the new 24-hour courts only allowed one witness to testify.

Photos of comrades getting arrested:
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