LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Poland

Poland: International institutions must protect LGBTI citizens and ensure the immediate release of activists

Poland, 7 August 2020

After nearly 2 years of mounting pressure, things came to a boiling point yesterday, August 7, in Warsaw. A spontaneous protest related to the “preventative detention” of an LGBTI activist, Margot Szutowicz, resulted in over 50 arrests and extensive police brutality last night. More protests, and more arrests, are expected today as the repression of LGBTI people goes unabated.

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