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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2013

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Prison governor inquired about outbreak of salmonellosis

Two inmates of the Barczewo prison have contacted the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights asking us to intervene. In their letters they warned against an outbreak of salmonellosis in their prison. 21 Aug 2013 »

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International Day of Solidarity with the Civil Society of Belarus

4 August is the second anniversary of the arrest of Ales Belyatsky, a Belarusian political prisoner, human rights defender and head of the Human Rights Centre “Vesna”. In many countries this date marks the day of solidarity with the civil society of Belarus and the country’s human rights movement. 14 Aug 2013 »

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Statement regarding pain medication sent to the Minister of Health

The HFHR has asked the Minister of Health, Bartosz Arłukowicz, to look into the practices of patient pain management by Polish doctors.The recently published press articles (including, the publications in Duży Format and Polityka weekly magazines) show that doctors very rarely and, if so, reluctantly, prescribe potent painkilling drugs to non-terminal patients. 14 Aug 2013 »

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HFHR asks about PRISM

Recently uncovered information about the US “PRISM” programme revealed that the scheme may also have targeted Polish nationals. The HFHR has expressed its concern over these disturbing reports and has sent written statements to the Sejm committees, the Minister of Administration and Digitisation, and the Minister of Interior, asking about what action has been taken to protect the privacy of Polish citizens on the Internet. 13 Aug 2013 »

Article 212 case against Tygodnik Podhalański conditionally dismissed by the court

The charges were brought in the aftermath of a controversy surrounding the article “ABC milionera” (Millionaire’s ABC) published in “Tygodnik” in September 2009. Authors of the article, Paweł Pełka, Rafał Gratkowski and the paper’s editor-in-chief Beata Zalot, quoted a letter sent by a reader of the magazine who accused the businessman, a former mayor of Zakopane, of using unfair commercial practices in real property purchases. 08 Aug 2013 »

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