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Polish activist was jailed for promoting Russia

Summary of Disinformation

Polish activist Mateusz Piskorski has been jailed for “influencing Polish public opinion in ways useful for Russia,” which is now a terrible crime in Poland.

Disproof

The statement grossly misstates the nature of Mateusz Piskorski's activity and the charges he is facing.

In 2016, Mateusz Piskorski was arrested and accused of espionage on behalf of Russia and China, for which he was to receive financial remuneration between 2009 and 2016.

Piskorski was reported to have collaborated with fascist organisations in Poland and Russia, "observed" fake elections and referenda in Transnistria and Crimea, organised violent provocations aimed at exacerbating ethnic tensions in Ukraine, and met with Kremlin-backed militants in Ukraine's occupied Donbas region.

In May 2019, Piskorski was released from the arrest pending trial, remaining under police supervision.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 10.06.2019
Language: English
Country: Poland, Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: false flag, Propaganda, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT
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