Comedy International

My comment on the article Alexei Navalny has prisoner of conscience status revoked by human rights group Amnesty International by Marc Bennetts in The Times, 24 February 2021. I posted the text in the readers comments under the article on the newspaper website, where it was immediately blocked and later deleted. Polish version: Komedia International.

Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021 blocked
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021 was immediately blocked

The comedy continues. Amnesty International has also failed to discover Dzerzhinsky statues in Russia, as well as streets and cities named after him. I haven’t noticed Navalny or anyone else in Russia protest against their presence. Did Amnesty ask why Russian ‘dissidents’ keep their mouths shut when it comes to the issue of Communist crimes?

Navalny is a state-run project. Promoting corruption as the main issue in a state formed on Communist genocide is an obvious diversion. The genocide is obviously a taboo both inside Russia and among Amnesty activists.

Also, I would like to remind Amnesty, that we informed them about the case of Małgorzata Głuchowska in Poland, pianist and piano teacher, who was removed from her job in 2015. During a routine checkup by the service of occupational medicine, Polish authorities subjected her to two humiliating visits to a psychologist under the threat of losing the job at a state institution. They fabricated a fake statement signed by the psychologist and physicians of occupational medicine, claiming that she was unable to do her job anymore. She was the best piano teacher in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra. Her students had won most prizes at national and international piano competitions. Earlier, we wrote many letters to state authorities in Poland, exposing their violations of law and human rights.

We have published on Youtube the sound recordings of my wife’s conversations with the psychologist. Firstly, the very idea of the state forcibly subjecting someone to a visit to psychologist is clearly totalitarian. Secondly, if someone is unfit for continuing in their job it is the psychologist, the occupational medicine physicians participating in this operation, as well as authorities in the government and in the prosecuting office who covered up and protected the immediate perpetrators.

I invite Amnesty and other human rights organisations to get enganged with our case. Step out of your artificial bubble and see the real world.

The campaign against our family went on for years. We informed many people in different countries but so far no one in the media or the aforementioned organisations came forward with a request for contact and more information.