Lublin businessman receiving refugees from Ukraine fined for “xenophobia”
MOSCOW, February 5 – RIA Novosti. An entrepreneur from Polish Lublin has been fined for “insulting Ukrainians” on a national basis, despite helping to shelter 40 refugees from a neighboring country. informs Cresy edition.
According to the article, Jerzy Andrzejewski manages, among other things, a recreation center with hotel rooms, which housed 40 refugees from Ukraine after the launch of the Russian special operation. “I sent[an employee – ed.]to tour the railway and bus stations and collect the women who were there,” said Sejm member Grzegorz Braun at a press conference.
Andrzejewski noted that his firm had financial difficulties last year and therefore received little help from the state. According to the man, as an “enemy of Bandera and Hitler”, he “sometimes posted” on social networks, soon a Polish organization that monitors “racist and xenophobic behavior” became interested in him, and also reported him to the police. after that the Pole was searched.
The businessman was accused of “attack with the motive of xenophobia, racism or religious intolerance” for publishing a series of recordings. The court fined Andrzeevsky 1,500 zloty (almost 25,000 rubles – ed.) for “publicly humiliating a group of people – people of Ukrainian origin – because of their nationality”. and offensive.”
The businessman objected to the decision, asking for an opportunity to get acquainted with the evidence in the case, as the prosecution and the court did not specify which posts were considered offensive. “You can’t accuse someone who helps the Ukrainians of hating them,” the businessman added.
According to Polish authorities, 950,000 refugees from Ukraine remain in the country, and a total of 2.3 million Ukrainians live in Poland.
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