Targeted Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski had a legal win last Friday as a judge reversed an earlier court decision to allow bail to the political prisoner who has been incarcerated since Feb. 8.
Remember, Pawlowski was arrested on Feb. 8, his fifth arrest since the beginning of the scamdemic, for daring to speak to truckers. He’s was held in solitary confinement for weeks and was initially denied bail. He’s been a target of the Canadian government for two years for daring to feed the homeless and opening church in the face of authoritarian dictates against freedom.
Despite being granted bail, Pawlowski remains behind bars for the time being but his family hopes he will be home soon.
Rebel News spoke with Pawlowski’s son, Nathan, who is hopeful to see his dad this week.
“I’m relieved by this judge’s decision, of course,” Nathan Pawlowski said. “I’m also glad that finally some justice is being served through the justice system. I had lost complete faith in the justice system. So, to see that is very relieving.”
Pawlowski added: “However, it’s not a total win because it’s extreme conditions, very strict conditions. But overall, he was granted bail, he was granted release. So, we will see him home.”
The granting of bail is related to the charges stemming from Pawlowski’s speech to the truckers, but while in custody, the government added more charges stemming from completely different incidents. The addition of charges were from evidence found by the government that Pawlowski committed the heinous act of not wearing a mask at a separate outdoor protest.
Nathan Pawlowski said the added charges are “a bit irregular, but not surprising with who my dad is.” He noted they are lesser charges than what bail has already been granted for meaning it should be easier for his father’s legal team to take care of them and get him home.
Another irregular incident occurred last Thursday, the day before Artur Pawlowski was granted bail, when he was suddenly transferred from the Calgary Remand Centre to the Edmonton Remand Centre as he was preparing to hold a Bible study at the Calgary jail with inmates. Nathan Pawlowski said the family hadn’t been given any reason for the move other than claiming it’s “a security threat” to keep his father at Calgary.
Still, Artur Pawlowski’s supporters showed up by the hundreds on Saturday in Edmonton to show support for the political prisoner.
Rebel News has been unable to obtain full information on the conditions of the bail because a publication ban has been instituted by the courts. However, some information reported by the outlet suggests strict conditions for bail including a strict curfew, house arrest and community service.
Regarding the publication ban, Pawlowski’s lawyer Sarah Miller did tell Rebel News that it is normal for such a ban during bail hearings.
“It’s a regular process that happens during bail hearings to protect the entirety of the hearing. One is that none of these allegations that are before a court in bail are proven in anybody’s case. So, you want to limit the amount that this evidence is put out there in the public when it’s unproven, and it’s not being tested in any way,” Miller said.