Police question 60 in 'Polish Breivik' case
PR dla Zagranicy
Sixty people have been questioned by police regarding a Polish academic who allegedly planned to blow up Poland's lower house of parliament.
photo - Nasza Klasa
A Krakow court will decide today whether Dr. Brunon K. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws), who was arrested on 9 November, will be held for a successive three-month period.
Prosecutors have argued that releasing the suspect could prompt subsequent witnesses to give false testimonies.
“A full analysis of Brunon K.'s telephone records and internet activity has been carried out,” revealed Piotr Kosmaty, spokesman for the Appellate Prosecutor's Office in Krakow, in an interview with the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
“As a result of this, we questioned people who were in contact with him and who might know something about his activities,” he added.
Brunon K., who worked at Krakow's University of Agriculture, is currently undergoing a period of psychiatric observation that has been extended until 15 May.
This February, he admitted in a statement passed to his lawyer that he had planned to blow up parliament, in a bid to punish “arrogant” politicians.
Public prosecutors had claimed in November that the suspect was a nationalist and anti-semite who felt that “the situation in the country was going in the wrong direction because all leading governmental positions were occupied by 'foreigners',” as cited by PAP.
Explosives, detonators, firearms, ammunition, body armour and other items have been seized across the country in connection with the case.
Piotr Kosmaty has confirmed that many of these items had been ordered by Brunon K. and were intercepted by the authorities.
Meanwhile, a separate investigation is being carried out regarding Brunon K.'s mother-in-law, whose body was identified earlier this year, after being found in a shallow grave near Krakow. (nh)