Warsaw police have arrested a nonbinary activist, Margot Szutowicz, who has been placed in pretrial detention, in the latest example of Polish authorities’ anti-LGBT actions. Forty-eight other people, from a crowd of LGBT rights supporters protesting Szutowicz’s imminent arrest last Friday, were also briefly detained but have been released. An investigation by the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights found that some of those arrested were not protestors but merely bystanders, and further that police insulted and humiliated LGBT detainees.
Poland: Crackdown On LGBT Activists in Human Rights Watch (August 2020)
Europe failing to protect LGBTI citizens by Rémy Bonny in the EU Observer (August 2020)
Fake civilisational conflict: How authoritarians abuse LGBT+ rights by Michael Meyer-Resende (August 2010)
Margot ou le brutal retour en arrière de la Pologne par Agniezka Zuk dans Libération (Août 2020)