Z. Romaszewski successfully demanded a compensation from the state for the oppression and years he spent in communist prisons. 240.000 zlotys
Ooops. I am strongly against compensation in this case. He isn`t a poor old man who once was persecuted for his anti-communist views or actions and today is unable to cover his basic needs but a senator, politician and member of boards for many years. That he is a member if PiS doesn`t matter, it could be anybody. Zbigniew Romaszewski (born 2 January 1940 in Warsaw) is a Polish conservative politician, a Polish senator since 1989, and a human rights activist. After the June 1976 protests he was cofounder of assurance to workers prosecuted by communist regime. He was one of the founders of the Workers' Defence Committee (KOR). He became Chief of Bureau of Intervention of the Committee for Social Self-defence KOR in 1977. In 1980 he was the founder of the Helsinki Committee in Poland. In 1980-1981 he was chief of Commission of Intervention and Law-abidingness of Solidarity. During martial law in Poland he established independent Radio Solidarity. In 1982 he was arrested and jailed by the Communist regime until 1984. In 2007 he was elected to the Senate from the electoral list of Law and Justice. Since November 28, 2007 he has been deputy marshal of Polish Senate.
But, isn`t it a bit disgusting? Struggle against communism was the fight of good vs evil. It was sort of patriotic duty. But take money for it today?
Agreed! Shame that some legends self-ruin themselve.
Besides, it is such a wrong example for opposition who is still trying to fight for human rights in other countries. E.g., Lukashenko will surely point to Romaszewski and tell his nation that current Belarussian oppositionists are also fighting the government for money.