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Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski Facing Possible 10-Year Prison Sentence
August 15, 2023 CALGARY, CANADA - Pastor Artur Pawlowski, one of Canada's most outspoken Christian figures, is currently facing charges under the crime of "inciting mischief". Set to be sentenced on September 18, 2023, he could potentially serve up to 10 years in prison.
The "mischief" charge stems from Pastor Pawlowski's encouragement to the Canadian Truckers in 2022 to "hold the line" and remain stationary on Canadian Highway 4. Justice Gordon Kinke cited Alberta's Critical Infrastructure Defense Act, emphasizing that Pawlowski was "counseling other persons to interfere with the use of Highway 4, rendering it useless." In addition, the Pastor has been accused of breaking a release order to maintain peace and exhibit "good behavior."
Pastor Pawlowski has had numerous confrontations with Canadian government officials. Previously, the Calgary police apprehended him five times for conducting religious services against a court order during the COVID-19 lockdowns. His arrests were often dramatic, including an interception on a bustling highway post service and another at the Calgary International Airport after a US speaking tour.
Originally from Poland, Pawlowski migrated to Canada in 1995 and became a Canadian citizen in 2004. He leads the Street Church Ministries in Calgary, renowned for serving the homeless and propagating the Christian gospel. His bold stance against COVID mandates and his advocacy for human rights and freedoms have repeatedly put him in opposition with Canadian officials.
On July 4th, 2023, Nathaniel Pawlowski, Pastor Artur's son, addressed the EU parliament and poignantly stated, " I would stand here and tell you the things about Freedom and democracy that I like but I no longer know those things. They have been taken away from us. Canada has fallen." He received a standing ovation for his insights on the erosion of freedom and democracy.
To champion the cause of Pastor Pawlowski and the values of Liberty, Freedom, and Faith he epitomizes, The Mordecai Mission, with Pastor William Green, will be organizing a Freedom Rally.
Details are as follows:
Date: August 28, 2023
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Venue: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. Northwest, Washington D.C. (4 minutes walk from Gallery Place Metro)
Guest speakers will be in attendance.
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Artur Pawlowski Found Guilty of Inciting Mischief and Eco-terrorism: A Threat to Canadian Freedom of Expression and Religion
Calgary Alberta, July 18, 2023 - In a recent ruling, Artur Pawlowski has been found guilty by a judge of inciting mischief and eco-terrorism, leaving Canadians concerned about the erosion of their fundamental rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The sentencing for this case is scheduled for August 9, 2023, unless further legal actions are taken to challenge the verdict.
The implications of this ruling are far-reaching, as it poses a significant threat to the cherished principles that have defined Canadian society for generations. If not struck down, it could set a dangerous precedent whereby any individual, including politicians, journalists, and private citizens, who dare to oppose the ruling party, expose corruption, or voice dissent against tyranny, may face up to 10 years of imprisonment.
Nathaniel Pawlowski, the son of Artur Pawlowski, recently delivered a heartfelt speech before the European Parliament, highlighting the dire consequences of an abuse of power in the name of public health. He passionately stated, "Canada has fallen; we no longer have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or the right to protest or assemble or associate or express ourselves or have free media or disagree with the government." Nathaniel's words captured the despair and urgency felt by many Canadians who believe their fundamental rights are being violated.
He further emphasized the concerning nature of his father's case, stating, "My father was just found guilty of inciting mischief for giving a sermon to the truckers when they went and stood for our rights in 2022; a Christian sermon that referenced the solidarity movement was criminal in our government's eyes. A charge that has a penalty of up to 10 years in prison." This verdict not only affects Artur Pawlowski personally but also establishes a dangerous precedent that stifles freedom of expression and freedom of religion for all Canadians.
Artur Pawlowski, born behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and familiar with the perils of unchecked despotism, has been recently found guilty by a judge of “inciting mischief and eco-terrorism”. This verdict resonates deeply with Artur's personal history, as he shared his experiences, stating, "The horrors inflicted by unchecked despotism have burned their mark into my memory. [...] these memories led me to vow never again. Never again would I bow to tyranny, never again would I let freedom's voice be muffled." Guided by this promise, Artur sought refuge in Canada, a nation that represents a beacon of liberty.
Freedom, according to Artur, extends beyond a mere word; it embodies the essence of our humanity, courage, and determination. He emphasized that the pursuit of freedom comes at a cost, one borne by soldiers, journalists, and volunteers. Artur himself has tasted the bitter price of freedom, enduring the hardships of cold handcuffs and harsh judgment. Undeterred, he remains steadfast, saying, "The soldier stands unflinching, knowing that freedom bears a cost. There is a price to pay." As a journalist, he has fearlessly spoken truth to power, amplifying his voice from Calgary and beyond, fulfilling the duty of free speech. Additionally, Artur's commitment to his community has been demonstrated through selfless acts of service, recognizing that true freedom lies in serving others.
Drawing inspiration from Saint Augustine, Artur quoted, "Hope has two beautiful daughters, anger and courage. Anger at the status quo and courage to change it." He challenged the members of the European Parliament, asking thought-provoking questions, "How many nights in a cold cell would you endure for freedom? What lengths would you traverse to defend your people's rights?" Artur's unwavering resolve is exemplified by the fifty nights he spent in jail, standing up for the rights of people to gather and worship. He called for a collective rise, declaring, "It's time to say never again, to face the lingering shadows of the 20th century, to challenge the injustice of today." Artur emphasized the importance of his survival, as an attack on individuals like him would ultimately threaten the freedom of all.
The guilty verdict against Pastor Artur Pawlowski not only imperils his personal liberties but also poses a grave threat to the cherished principles of freedom of expression and freedom of religion in Canada. This pivotal moment demands the unified support of all Canadians, human rights organizations, legal experts, and global leaders to rally behind Artur Pawlowski's fight for justice and to safeguard the vital rights that form the bedrock of Canadian society.
We call upon all Canadians, human rights organizations, legal experts, and global leaders who value the
principles upon which our societies are built to stand in support of Artur Pawlowski's fight for justice. Together, we must challenge this ruling and protect the essential rights that Canadians hold dear.
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