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WARSAW, July 18 (Itar-Tass) - The Prosecutor’s Office in Poland challenged the court verdict, which does not find the memorials to Soviet warriors as monuments and which refused to punish the vandals, who desecrated these memorials with pouring the paint on them, an official of the prosecutor’s office in the district Praga Polnoc told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“The prosecutor’s office did not agree on the verdict of the court, which finding the signs of crime in this offence, ruled incorrectly that the memorial places involved in the case are not the monuments,” he said.
The trial, which caused a dispute between the court and the prosecutor’s office, has been lingering since September 2011, when two young people defamed two Warsaw monuments, which are dedicated to the times of the Second World War. They stained with the red paint the memorial to the Soviet-Polish brotherhood-in-arms, as well as the monument erected in gratitude to the Red Army in the Skaryszewski Park.
In early July the judge of the district court tried this case and came to conclusion that the mentioned memorial places “do not correspond to the definition of monument, because the facilities, which were built in honour of an event or a person, who deserved this honour, are entitled to the protection of rights.” “Both facilities raise numerous disagreements and emotions among the historians and residents of Warsaw,” the judge said. “For some people, this is the symbols of the Communism, for other people, this is the evidence of the moment in the history of Poland, when the Red Army did not assist to the Warsaw Uprising,” she added, noting that the monuments, which are in question, should be dismantled at all.