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.
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.