Damian Cygan: The court did not agree to arrest Ryszard Krauze and other suspects arrested in the same case as Roman Giertych. How do you rate it?
Sebastian Kaleta: This is a very strange court decision. The prosecutor’s announcements show that the investigation was carried out in an extremely detailed and meticulous way for a long time, and the trial decisions made have very rich documentation and evidence. Usually, such white-collar crimes end, if not with arrest, then with the most far-reaching preventive measures. Thus, one can get the impression that we are dealing with a specific immunity for individual people who – enjoying the influence, surname, appropriate financial resources and political support – may be accountable to justice less radically than any other citizen.
How do you comment on the accusations made by Giertych’s associates and defenders that this is a political revenge aimed at eliminating him from public life?
The prosecutor’s office clearly indicates that, on the one hand, we are dealing with the transfer of money from a publicly traded company (Polnord – ed.), That is, harm to shareholders who did not know about these transactions because they were not reported. Moreover, it was the company itself that filed a notification of the possibility of committing a crime. On the other hand, we have a situation that people related to Roman Giertych, who provide services to Ryszard Krauze, purchase a property for PLN 6 million, which can be bought by Polnord, and after a few days they will sell it to the same Polnord company for an inflated price. This shows that the matter is very serious and there are grounds for investigation and extensive trial activities. Let the facts speak for themselves. Giertych and his supporters defend themselves emotionally, not referring to what the prosecutor’s office is conveying and what is actually in the charges.
The conference has ended “Cultural clash in the EU. Does Poland have a chance?”attended by, among others representatives of the Ministry of Justice headed by Zbigniew Ziobra. What are the most important lessons from this meeting?
This conference showed that the extreme left has been trying for many years in a consistent and decisive manner – under the guise of realizing human rights or equality ideas – to introduce a neo-Marxist model of society. Summing up this conference, it should be emphasized that in Poland we have strong intellectual circles that are able to counteract this type of threat. The value of this meeting is certainly the fact that we managed to gather a very large group of outstanding panellists who were able to comprehensively show the dangers related to the implementation of the extreme left-wing gender ideology, affecting many spheres of public life.