Poland: Concerns over the use of force against protesters in Bialowieza forest

Index Number: EUR 37/7344/2017

Amnesty International is alarmed by reports of the use of force by Polish forest guards against protesters attempting to block the logging that continues in Bialowieza forest. It calls on the authorities to halt the use of any excessive and unlawful force against the protesters. The law enforcement agents in Bialowieza forest must perform their duties in a manner that respects human rights, in particular the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

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