On October 2 and October 9, local media – “Teleskop” on TVP Info – broadcasted commentary about mental diseased men from Owińska (Czerwonak municipality). 8 years ago officials of municipality issue him a very high fine for cut off a rowan tree in his garden.
His legal guardians were fighting for discontinuance due to a limited soundness of mind of this men and very bad financial situation of his family. Unfortunately this was without any success – officials didn’t see any legal basis for discontinuance.
Aleksander Czech – partner in Sójka & Maciak – spoke about this case two times as an expert. He noticed that it is not lack of legal basis but lack of empathy and understanding of officials increase lack of possibility to repeal the decision about the fine for such a long time.
Journalistic intervention and comments of Aleksander Czech turned out so effective that officials found a legal basis for discontinuance after one week.
Both commentaries are available on “TVP Info” website: