Man charged over arson attack on Polish gov’t minister’s office
PR dla Zagranicy
A man who has admitted to an arson attack on the MP’s office of a Polish government minister has been charged with a crime “of a terrorist nature,” prosecutors said on Friday.
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The suspect had aimed to sway Poland’s conservative government to halt sweeping changes to the country’s judicial and electoral systems, said prosecutor Robert Tomankiewicz.
The suspect broke the window of a door at premises used by Beata Kempa, who heads the Polish Prime Minister’s Office with the rank of minister. He then doused the office with a flammable substance and set it on fire, Tomankiewicz said.
The suspect -- named only as “Sebastian K” -- faces up to 15 years in prison.
The arson attack took place in Syców, south-western Poland, in the early hours of Tuesday.
Kempa is a deputy for the United Poland (Solidarna Polska) party, a rightist group led by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro which is part of the conservative government.
Syców is Kempa’s home town.