Adv. Mikolaj Pietrzak as a speaker at the “Freedom Games” conference
The second day of the conference started with a panel discussion on “Does nothing justify use of tortures?”, in which adv. Mikołaj Pietrzak was one of the speakers. Mikołaj Pietrzak referred to the speech that the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama gave during his last visit in Poland, in which he mentioned and emphasized human rights protection. In response, adv. Mikołaj Pietrzak recalled the issue of torture used in the secret CIA prisons.
During the later debate, the participants discussed methods and roles of men in using torture and the reasons that so little attention is paid to this issue in democratic countries.
The participants of this panel discussion also included: Gerald Staberock, the Chairman of the World Organization Against Torture; Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist of the daily newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”, a dissident and political prisoner of Łukaszenko’s regime; and Rasul Jafarov, a human rights activist from the Republic of Azerbaijan.
[Joanna Brzezińska, Małgorzata Zagawa, Panel dyskusyjny: „Nic nie usprawiedliwia stosowania tortur?”, www.igrzyskawolnosci.pl, 05.06.2014]