Poland: Senator sues party leader over surveillance remarks

Source: San Antonio Express-News

“A Polish opposition senator whose phone was hacked with advanced spyware has filed a civil suit against Poland’s ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, for slander over comments suggesting that he was placed under surveillance in connection to wrongdoing. Hours after the news was reported Monday about Sen. Krzysztof Brejza’s case against Kaczynski, Polish prosecutors informed Brejza’s father, a city mayor, that he was under investigation as a suspect and needed to appear for questioning. Both father and son insist that they have done nothing wrong, and accuse authorities of seeking political revenge. They also believe the ruling Law and Justice party is trying to cast suspicion on them as a way to justify the use of the surveillance software, a tool meant to fight terrorism and other serious crimes, against political opponents.” (01/10/22)