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HFHR issues statement on arrest of Elżbieta Podleśna

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights expresses its protest against the early morning arrest of Elżbieta Podleśna. According to the police, the Płock-based social activist Elżbieta Podleśna put up posters featuring the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa with a rainbow flag halo, which, according to the law enforcement authorities, may constitute the offence of […]

Driver’s license seized… by mistake. Judgment of appellate court

On 7 May 2019, a Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal brought by the State Treasury Solicitors’ Office in the case of Maciej Kwiatkowski*, a man whose driving licence was seized as he was falsely charged with drunk driving.

Helsinki Initiative for Human Rights mobilises to debunk fake news about EP elections

For several years now, there has been increasing public discussion about attempts to influence national political situation voters’ decision through social media disinformation campaigns. In the context of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is launching a campaign to identify false information repeated by MEP candidates. We are […]


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