Civil rights

Protection of the Human Rights for the Polish LGBTQ+ society

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We, the signers of this petition, ask EU Parliament, EU Council and EU Commission to get involved in the recent events that resulted as an attack on the LGBTQ+ society in Poland.

We ask the above stated European Institutions to find a series of measures to ensure protection of Human Rights for the LGBTQ+ society in Poland, which will ensure reinforcement of Human Rights for all Polish citizens.

We, the citizens of the EU and other supporters, seek protection for the Polish LGBTQ+ community from the exodus that is happening led by the conservative political party PiS bearing the majority of power in Poland, and the Polish state which is accomplice to breaking basic principles of the EU and European Law.

Reason

Recent events have put the Polish LGBTQ+ society under heavy discrimination and attacks, coming both directly from the conservative political party PiS or agitated citizens of Poland.

Poland as a state is either blind or is shutting its eyes towards the actions of one of its most prominent and powerful parties PiS (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość). PiS is taking steps to outlaw LGBTQ+ citizens of Poland, strip them of their Human Rights and endanger their existence, all proven by recent events of distributing stickers "LGBT-free zone" in the right-wing weekly publication Gazeta Polska.

Leading political streams in Poland and their supporters, primarily conservative media, both written and digital, contributed with their actions to the major party in power PiS in declaring Poland a "LGBT-free zone". They are breaking:

  • European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; Section 1; Article 1 (Obligation to respect Human Rights), Article 2 (Right to life), Article 3 (Prohibition of torture), Article 5 (Right to liberty and security), Article 8 (Right to respect for private and family life), Article 9 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion), Article 10 (Freedom of expression), Article 12 (Right to marry), Article 14 (Prohibition of discrimination), Article 17 (Prohibition of abuse of rights)

  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; chapter I to V

Thank you for your support, Zeljko Varga from Zagreb
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