“I’m extremely happy, but this is only halfway through it…. At least he’s going to be in a safe place. Nobody is going to abuse him. As a family, we are waiting for it, and at this point we are going to take it one day at a time. And I still hope that there is justice in this country and that we’re going to prevail,” said Marzena Pawlowski, wife of Canadian political prisoner and pastor Artur Pawlowski who was released from the Edmonton Remand Centre on Wednesday after 51 days of incarceration.
As previously reported, the expectation was that Artur Pawlowski would be released this week after a judge last Friday granted him bail stemming from charges of speaking to truckers, which the government called mischief and incitement. However, lesser charges had been added to Pawlowski since he’s been in custody starting in early February that had to be dealt with before his release.
Pawlowski’s son, Nathan, said his father should have never been put behind bars, but he’s grateful for his release.
“It’s been really stressful, hard on us. So, finally the day has come and he’s going to be released,” Nathan said.
Pawlowski will be under a strict curfew and is not allowed to attend any protest. The Calgary Sun reported that he had to put up a cash deposit of $25,000, post an additional $5,000 for bail and his wife and daughter had to provide sureties of $10,000 and $2,000 respectively.
On a side note, the Calgary Sun labelled Pawlowski an “anti-vaccine crusader,” as if the outlet has never heard anything the pastor has said. I’ve followed Pawlowski’s case for some time, he being targeted long before the jabs were even available, and haven’t heard him talk much about the death jabs themselves. He’s stood on the general principle of personal liberty. Of course, personal liberty precludes the government, and others, from forcing people into medical experimentation, but it’s much larger than being labeled an “anti-vaccine crusader.”
Adam Soos, for Rebel News, explained the lengths the government is going to silence Pawlowski and his supporters. Supporters were gathering at the prison but were told by “authorities” they would lock Pawlowski back up if they remained there by the time of his release. Pawlowski’s wife was instructed to drive up and take him home immediately.
Soos said he tried to get answers from the “authorities” as a member of the media, and they refused to talk.
“They shook their fists as us, said, ‘We don’t want to speak to Rebel News,” and refused to grant us access,” Soos said. “We’ve covered pastor’s releases before. It’s never been an issue, but this time, apparently, they are granting nobody access whatsoever…. If he speaks with anybody on his way out, he will be arrested once again.”
Remember, all of this is because Pawlowski opened his church, fed homeless people, didn’t wear the mark of the sheep and spoke his mind to some truckers. In other words, he acted like a free person.
Pawlowski’s lawyer Sarah Miller spoke to Rebel News on Tuesday, which happened to be Pawlowski’s birthday and the day he learned he’d be released the next day.
Miller called the condition’s of Pawlowski’s release “quite strict,” but “certainly being under strict conditions at home with his family is a far better cry” then being behind bars.
“This is a 49-year-old man who’s never had any criminal charges, is expressing his point of view on a new and unprecedented situation,” Miller said. “For him to express his support vehemently, the crown says is problematic, and not only problematic but criminal. That’s yet to be seen. And for him to be incarcerated for now 50 days just seems so wrong in law.”
Pawlowski has several trials resulting from the trumped-up charges over the last two years ahead. He faces hefty fines, like one that could be $100,000 for simply showing up to a gathering.
What’s going on in Canada, and in the West in general, is worse than what happened in communist Poland, said Regina Gorman, a supporter of Pawlowski who spoke to Rebel News.
Gorman, like Pawlowski, lived under communism in Poland before immigrating to Canada. She said she spent 13 months as a political prisoner in Poland, and she’s now “reliving my history.” She detailed how her employer, CN Railway, has threatened her and abused employees seeking religious exemptions from the jabs.
“Everything started coming back…. It’s actually worse than what had happened in Communism,” Gorman said.
Gorman said initially a year ago, when Pawlowski righteously told the “Gestapo is not allowed here” and “Nazis are not welcomed here” when government goons tried to force themselves into his church, that she thought Pawlowski “was a little radical.” She doesn’t think that anymore.