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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 20 JUNE 2019
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
Fax: 0048 (22) 601 39 88
Salutation: Dear Minister of Interior
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.