Polish Human Rights Ombudsman supported Intergroup complaint

Dr Janusz Kochanowski

Polish Human Rights Ombudsman Dr Janusz Kochanowski, recently deceased in the tragic Smolensk plane accident, had recently written to the Intergroup.

In a January 2010 plenary speech, Polish Member of Parliament Stanislaw Pieta had compared homosexuality to zoophilia, paedophilia and necrophilia. Following a request from Polish organisation Campaign Against Homophobia, the Intergroup had reacted by writing a complaint letter to MP Pieta.

Dr Kochanowski had responded to the Intergroup days before the Smolensk accident, stating his support of our stance against parliamentary hate speech.

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