President will not pardon Kamiński and Wąsik again

    In a recent statement, the head of the Office of the President of Poland, Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, vehemently denied the circulating rumors suggesting that President Andrzej Duda would yield and sign a second pardon for Maciej Wąsik and Mariusz Kamiński. Dismissing such a possibility, Ignaczak-Bandych likened it to signing a contract twice, asserting that it contradicts the president’s own powers.

    “I don’t know where the information comes from or why there is speculation that President Andrzej Duda will yield and sign a second pardon for Maciej Wąsik and Mariusz Kamiński. We do not accept such a possibility. It is like signing a contract twice; it contradicts our own competencies,” stated Ignaczak-Bandych in a post on the X (Twitter) portal on Wednesday.

    The head of the President’s Office further added that if Maciej Wąsik and Mariusz Kamiński were to be imprisoned, they would be treated as political prisoners, as she believes their situation is undoubtedly a result of political revenge.

    Last Friday, Chief of the President’s Cabinet Marcin Mastalerek addressed reports about the potential re-pardoning of Wąsik and Kamiński. In an interview with TVN24, Mastalerek commented that the pardon “has already been granted, and it is effective, as confirmed twice by the Constitutional Tribunal.”

    He also emphasized that the president is not considering a second act of clemency. Instead, he is only contemplating sending information to international institutions, highlighting the presence of political prisoners in Poland.

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