The Attorney General's Office and the Ministry of Justice of Poland asked the Constitutional Court (TC) to declare the activities of the Communist Party illegal because, they claim, it incites the revolution in its charter.
The Justice Minister of the Eastern European nation, Zbigniew Ziobro, presented before the TC a motion to declare the aims and activities of the political organization inconsistent with the Magna Carta and put an end to its operations.
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According to a communiqué from the Attorney General's Office, the Communist Party proposes in its program and activities what it called "totalitarian and communist methods."
The text explains that the organization members "openly call for a revolution, inspired by the October Revolution in Russia, after which the Bolsheviks took power," and adds that it also seeks "to carry out nationalization and collectivization in a forced manner.
Social sectors have stated that the request to disband the Communist Party is another move among the numerous cuts in freedoms perpetrated by the ultra-right government of Andrzej Duda.
Among them, they mentioned the maneuver last August by the TC to declare the voluntary interruption of pregnancy illegal in the case of serious fetal malformations.
This decision provoked massive mobilizations of women, against which the government ordered the army to repress the protest. Uniformed personnel beat and pepper-sprayed the protesters.
At that moment, Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski publicly declared that the detainees belonged to "organized groups trained for street fighting and linked to ultra-left thugs."
It is considered that this set a precedent for the measure now being implemented against the Communist Party of Poland, which was created in 2002 and is the successor to the historical Communist Party that existed in the country from 1918 to 1938.