“Mielec adviser M. Waryńska-Zarzecka allowed herself to cite a number of lies about Ordo Iuris. For the allegations that OI originated from a cult or used psychomanipulation, the Rzeszów Court of Appeal ordered an apology at the Council session and a payment of PLN 10,000 for social purposes “- informs OI Bartosz Lewandowski, lawyer in social media.
· The Rzeszów Court of Appeal largely upheld the human rights violation action of the Ordo Iuris Institute against Mielec Municipal Councilor – Magdalena Weryńska-Zarzecka.
· The court pointed out that the claim that the Ordo Iuris Institute originated from a “sect” is false and that the defendant illegally relied on the statements of Church hierarchs.
· In the opinion of the court, the counselor’s claim regarding the Institute’s participation in a large sum of money, allegedly at the disposal of the Foundation that created the Ordo Iuris, is also groundless. Magdalena Weryńska-Zarzecka also considered it unfounded that the Institute was accused of manipulation.
The court ordered the councilor to issue a statement of apology to Ordo Iuris at the next Mielec City Council session, to send such a statement in writing to the Institute, to publish it on the City Hall’s website of Mielec for a period of 60 days, with the authorization of the Institute to this publication at the expense of the adviser, if she has not respected this obligation. The court also ordered the counselor to compensate the Institute in the amount of PLN 10,000. PLN and reimbursement of representation costs by lawyer.
On August 12, 2018, Magdalena Weryńska-Zarzecka, during the discussion during the session of the city council on the draft resolution on the adoption of the Charter of Family Rights of the local government, co-authored by the Ordo Institute Iuris, suggested that the Institute would derive from the Association for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, which In 1985 the Brazilian Episcopate declared a sect harmful to Christians. The adviser also claimed that the Institute was associated with the Christian Culture Association. Father Piotr Skarga, who created the Institute of Social and Religious Education Foundation. Father Piotr Skarga, was to make a contribution of 50 thousand. zloty. After a few years, this foundation, recognized by the council as the founding organization of the Ordo Iuris, was to take over a building in Krakow for 5 million PLN. The politician also accused the Institute of being suspected of psychomanipulation.
Faced with the councilor’s statement damaging the good reputation of the Ordo Iuris, the Institute filed a suit for the protection of human rights. In March last year, the district court in Tarnobrzeg rejected the Institute’s request. The lawyers representing the Institute then appealed. Eventually, the Rzeszów Court of Appeal overturned the trial court’s judgment and upheld the vast majority of the Institute’s claim.
Mielec adviser M. Waryńska-Zarzecka allowed herself to cite a number of lies on the subject @OrdoIuris. For statements, inter alia on the fact that OI comes from a sect or uses psychomanipulation Court of Appeal. in Rzeszów ordered an apology to the Council session and the payment of 10 thousand. Social purpose PLN https://t.co/8DDMGuGehg
— Bartosz Lewandowski (@BartoszLewand20) April 28, 2022
The Rzeszów Court of Appeal indicated that the claim that the Institute originated from a sect is false, and the Brazilian bishops did not say that the Association for the Defense of Tradition, Family and property is a cult, adding that the councilor supported her unreasonably. position with the authority of the Brazilian episcopate. The court also accused the city councilor of having overestimated the amount of the contribution made by the Association of Christian Culture. Father Piotr Skarga was asked by the Institute of Social and Religious Education to create the Foundation. Father Piotr Skarga. At the same time, it was wrong to suggest that the Ordo Iuris Institute would have participated in such a large sum. In turn, the accusation against the Psychomanipulation Institute was found by the court to be false, highly inappropriate and harmful.
The court ordered the councilor to make a statement at the next session of the Mielec City Council with an apology to Ordo Iuris, to send such a statement in writing to the Institute, to publish it on the website of the municipal office of Mielec for a period of 60 days, with the authorization of the Institute to this publication at the expense of the adviser if he has not fulfilled this obligation. The court also ordered the counselor to compensate the Institute in the amount of PLN 10,000. PLN and reimbursement of representation costs by lawyer.
– We are dealing here with a legally valid decision which ultimately challenges the assertions of leftists of various origins on the sectarian origin of the Ordo Iuris Institute on the links of the Institute with organizations with occult financing and the psychomanipulation practiced by the Institute. This decision, and in particular the repercussions it has for the defendant, creates the prospect of effective prevention against unlawful attacks on the reputation of the Institute, but also gives a weighty argument in the proceedings already pending in the cases defamation of the good reputation of the Ordo Iuris – underlined the lawyer. Paweł Szafraniec from the Ordo Iuris Process Intervention Center.