Members of the Polish party Law and Justice (PiS), a partner of VOX in the European Parliament, have demanded in today’s session in Parliament the release of former Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski and his former deputy minister Maciej Wasik, arrested last week in the presidential palace itself by the new government of Donald Tusk.
Mariusz Błaszczak MP recalled that Kaminski and Wąsik “fought against corruption throughout their political lives” and were punished for that reason, before greeting the wives of the detainees, who were present in the parliamentary gallery. The PiS deputies shouted for several minutes “free the deputies”. “These are MPs deprived of their mandates illegally and unlawfully, in violation of the constitution and the law,” said MP Elzbieta Witek.
Opponents of Poland’s communist regime (1944-1989) have recently written a letter to the current Justice Minister Adam Bodnar, in which they say they do not want political prisoners, let alone victims in the country, and demand the release of both leaders.
“Keeping them in prison (…) will indicate not only political revenge, but also physical and psychological repression. We will never allow repression to return. We have achieved a free and democratic Poland and we want to keep it that way,” say anti-communists Piotr Łukasz Andrzejewski, Adam Borowski, Bronisław Wildstein, Krzysztof Wyszkowski and others.