Pawel was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant in 2020 relating to offences in Poland from the 1990s: on suicide watch for several weeks when first came to HMPW: BEST regularly visited Pawel and [with the help of a Polish lawyer] we wrote to the Polish President appealing for a pardon. The appeal was rejected, but this support and our one-to-one talks with Pawel were vital in restoring his morale: he is no longer suicidal and, with the help of BEST, his wife and children have visited him in prison and he remains in regular contact with them.  

Published by geoffreyericsmith

Director of, BEST, Befriending and Support Team for Foreign Nationals in HMP Wandsworth

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