Disinfo: American soldiers are bringing drugs to Poland, drinking alcohol in…

Summary

American soldiers are bringing drugs to Poland, drinking alcohol in Polish cities and causing public scandals. American soldiers may do whatever they want because they cannot be punished according to Polish law.

Disproof

No evidence given. American armored brigades stationed in Poland are subject, in accordance with NATO's rules, to the Polish jurisdiction. In the case of criminal liability, the jurisdiction of Polish courts apply.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 70
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US, Poland
  • Keywords: Drugs, Military

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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