Poland: MP on hunger strike sent to prison hospital as camera surveillance increased

Mariusz Kamiński’s condition has stabilized following treatment as protests continue against the imprisonment of the two politicians

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: wpolityce.pl
"Solidarity with Kamiński and Wąsik" reads banner displayed at the demonstration in front of prison in Radom. (Source: X/Stanisław Karczewski)

After two Polish politicians went on a hunger strike following their arrest in the Presidential Palace, one of them, Mariusz Kamiński, has now landed in a Polish prison hospital and is under strict surveillance.

Law and Justice (PiS) party MP Marek Suski has been in contact with the head of the prison in Radom, where Kamiński has been incarcerated after being arrested in the Presidential Palace last week. He was arrested with another PiS MP, Maciej Wąsik, and they commenced their hunger strike together.

Marek Suski has been assured by the prison authorities that the former interior minister is now in a hospital ward and that his health is stable after treatment. The head of the prison confirmed that an incident did take place in which other prisoners shouted vulgarities at the former minister; however, Kamiński is in a cell on his own and is therefore in no danger of contact with the culprits. 

Suski told TV Republika that the prison authorities have increased camera surveillance and the number of staff involved to ensure security inside the prison in response to the hostility of the inmates toward the former minister. 

Meanwhile, a photo of the second imprisoned PiS politician, Maciej Wąsik, has surfaced. Wąsik is in the prison in Przytuły Stare, several dozen kilometers from where Kamiński is being held. Journalist Piotr Semka wrote on portal X that this is the “photo of the day.”

“Maciej Wąsik in the detention center window in Przytuły Stare making a gesture of solidarity with the demonstrators gathered outside the prison walls,” he wrote.

Protests against Kamiński’s incarceration are taking place outside of Radom prison. Suski confirmed that Kamiński is aware of them and that they are a source of strength for him.

The wife of Mariusz Kamiński has reported that the temperature inside Kamiński’s prison cell was low, but the prison service in Radom denies the cell is being deliberately cooled and that no other prisoners in the penitentiary have complained about low temperatures in their cells.

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