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06 May 2024, 11:24

Polish judge signs resignation letter in Minsk

MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) – Polish judge Tomasz Szmydt signed a resignation letter during a press conference in BelTA’s press center, BelTA has learned.

"In terms of things that I can do, I would like to read you a statement and sign it. This is what I can do in connection with the current situation," Tomasz Szmydt said.

"I am submitting my resignation from the post of judge of the Voivodeship Administrative Court. Effective immediately," Tomasz Szmydt said. “Throughout my professional life, I have been a judge. The resignation from the post of judge is an expression of protest against the unfair and dishonest policy pursued by the Polish authorities in relation to the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation."
The Polish judge asked the Belarusian authorities for protection. Tomasz Szmydt is a judge of the 2nd Department of the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw. Previously, he held various positions in the judicial system and justice bodies of Poland. He was the head of the legal department at the National Council of Judges of Poland. Due to his disagreement with the policies and actions by the authorities, he was forced to leave Poland and is currently in Belarus. He was persecuted and threatened for his independent political position.

Tomasz Szmydt declares his protest to the Polish authorities, who, under the influence of the United States and the UK, are leading the country to war. 
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