2008/2078(IMM)

Request for waiver of the immunity of Witold Tomczak

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2008/2078(IMM) Request for waiver of the immunity of Witold Tomczak
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead JURI WALLIS Diana (ALDE)
Lead committee dossier: JURI/6/60735
Legal Basis RoP 006
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  • 2008/07/08 Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
    • T6-0326/2008 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2008/07/08 Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • 2008/06/27 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2008/06/27 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2008/06/25 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2008/06/10 Committee draft report
    • PE407.853

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    • The Legal Affairs Committee unanimously adopted the report by Diana WALLIS (ALDE, UK) on the request for waiver of the immunity of Witold TOMCZAK (ID, PL).

      To recall, Mr Tomczak is charged with causing damage valued at up to 39 669 PLN (approximately 11 500 EUR) to a sculpture titled "The Ninth Hour" - depicting Pope John Paul II crushed by a stone - in the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw in 2000. He claims that his action sought to defend his and other people's religious feelings, as well as to protect the dignity of the Pope. He also contests the amount of the damage he allegedly caused.

      The District Prosecutor in Warsaw asks that the parliamentary immunity of Mr Tomczak be waived in order that he may present him with the charges in the above-mentioned proceedings and question him as a suspect.

      Given that Mr Tomczak was elected to the European Parliament on 13 June 2004 (well after the events), the committee considers that he was not protected by parliamentary immunity. Therefore, MEPs propose to waive the immunity of Witold Tomczak.

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