A Man with a Stroke Ends Up at a Sobering Station. “It Is an Unfortunate Coincidence,” Says the Court
According to the court, it was unjustified and illegal to arrest and place a man who had suffered a severe stroke in a sobering station without a proper medical examination. However, the court also noted that it was difficult to charge the City Guard officers with any violation or neglect in connection with transporting the man to the station.
As compensation for unfair pre-trial detention, the Regional Court in Warsaw granted 90 000 Polish zlotys to Artur Ł. who was arrested in 2012. The Internal Security Agency (ABW) claimed at the time that Artur Ł. offered advice on the Internet on how to construct explosives and praised the 9/11 attacks.
On Tuesday (17 February 2015), the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced that the referral submitted by the Polish government in the cases of Al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, held in alleged CIA prisons in Poland, will not be considered by the Grand Chamber. Thus, the judgement issued in July 2014 is now final.
A dangerous tendency to excessively employ the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) still persists, whereas in many cases it would be possible to use other measures. Such was a conclusion of the debate at the annual conference of the Legal Expert Advisory Panel to Fair Trials International. Advocate Mikołaj Pietrzak participated in the meeting.