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A fee and half a year in suspension for anti-Semitism

Three men who insulted Hassidim in Lelów have received a suspended sentence of 6 months in prison and have to pay penalty of several hundred zlotys each.

We reported the case several weeks ago. In June 2014, three drunk 20 year old men began to throw invectives and chant anti-Semitic slogans at the sight of a group of Hassidim in Lelów. A moment later, they damaged the memorial plaques placed on the walls of the nearby ohel of Tzadik David Biederman.


Police soon identified the perpetrators. The District Attorney’s Office in Częstochowa accused them of insulting people due to their nationality and religion and “insulting a monument or other public place established in order to commemorate a historical event or a person.”

The hooligans made an appeal to pay fines and be sentenced to 6 month prison term in suspension for 3 years under the terms of an out-of-court agreement.  A few days ago, the court approved the settlement.

Author: Krzysztof Bielawski