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Urgent Action: Stop harassment of human rights activist

On 6 May at around 6am the police raided the home of prominent human rights defender Elżbieta Podleśna, arrested her and kept her in detention for several hours. The police claimed to have found in her home copies of posters depicting the Virgin Mary with a halo around her head and shoulders in the colours of the LGBTI flag and she is being investigated for “offending religious believes”, a criminal offence that carries up to two years’ imprisonment. Elżbieta Podleśna is being targeted for her human rights activism and this absurd investigation must be stopped.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Polish to:


Minister of Interior
Mr Joachim Brudziński
Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji
ul. Stefana Batorego 5
02-591, Warszawa, Polska
Twitter: @jbrudzinski
Fax: 0048 (22) 601 39 88
Salutation: Dear Minister of Interior


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY PROFESSOR ARKADY JÓZEF RZEGOCKI Embassy of the Republic of Poland 47 Portland Place W1B 1JH 020 7291 3520 Fax 020 7291 3576

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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