Following the victory of Andrzej Duda in Poland’s presidential election, Amnesty International’s Europe Director, Nils Muiznieks said:
“We are steadfast in our resolve to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with groups and individuals targeted by the state and to help resist the rollback of human rights protection in Poland.
“We will not be cowed by those who attempt to muzzle Poland’s critical voices and create an atmosphere of fear. We will continue to push back against attempts to stoke hostility towards LGBTI communities, refugees and migrants.
“We will continue to demand access to safe abortion care as well as education about sexuality in order to ensure women can make healthy decisions in a country where sexual and reproductive rights are already extremely limited.
We are steadfast in our resolve to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with groups and individuals targeted by the state and to help resist the rollback of human rights protection in PolandNils Muiznieks, Amnesty International
“We will continue to defend the Polish judiciary against the government’s continued assault on judges and prosecutors who speak out against the crackdown on rights and freedoms
“We will continue to push back against homophobic and transphobic propaganda and the absurd idea that the choice of how someone lives their life threatens Polish identity.
“The work of organisations defending rights in Poland remains vital and we are totally committed in our resolve to stand with them.”