Emil Czeczko: Polish soldier who fled to Belarus found hanged in Minsk


Emil Czeczko, a soldier who fled Poland for Belarus in mid-December, was found dead in his apartment in Minsk.

The incident was reported by Belarusian journalist Tadeusz Giczan. He referred to the article published by the portal zerkalo.io. The press service of the Belarusian Investigative Committee reported that the deserter’s body was found hanged in an apartment in Minsk. The investigation of the crime scene is still underway.

In order to determine the exact cause of the garbage, it was decided to conduct a forensic medical examination.

“The Investigative Committee is considering all possible versions of what happened, including the violent nature of the death,” reports zerkalo.io.

Polish deserter Emil Czeczko was found dead this morning (!) pic.twitter.com/rCH1MO2vRy

  • Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) March 17, 2022

The deserter’s statement was recorded two days ago. “He shared his thoughts about ONR Polish nationalists allegedly coming to Ukraine to fight alongside Ukrainian nationalists and how this would harm their image,” – it said on Twitter.

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, Chechko was found hanged in his apartment in Minsk. The investigative committee is examining all possible versions, including the violent nature of the death, according to the official reporthttps://t.co/XdZt9gU2Yk

  • Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) March 17, 2022

Emil Czeczko fled from Poland to Belarus on December 16. He was a soldier of the 16th Mechanized Division. Initially, the officer was reported missing, but later it turned out that Czeczko was in Belarus and had asked for asylum. In statements published in the Belarusian media, he slandered Polish soldiers and officers serving on the border. Among other things, he spoke about alleged mass murders of immigrants.

6.2. Deserter Emil Cz. legally convicted Dezember 29, 2021

The Regional Court in Olsztyn upheld the sentence against Emil Cz. for abuse of his mother. The soldier, who fled to Belarus, was sentenced to 6 months of restriction of liberty and a one-year ban on approaching his mother. The court also ordered Cz. to refrain from alcohol abuse.

Today the Regional Court in Olsztyn dealt with the appeal case of Emil Cz. accused of abusing his mother. Emil Cz. is a soldier serving in the unit in Węgorzewo, who escaped to Belarus in mid-December. He is wanted for that with an appointment letter.

The Regional Court in Olsztyn excluded the public from the hearing related to Emil Cz.’s abuse of his mother. Judge Dorota Lutostańska argued that it was necessary to protect the victim’s private interests. In the open verdict, the court announced that it was upholding Emil Cz.’s sentence of 6 months imprisonment and obliging him to abstain from alcohol abuse. The court also ordered Emil C. to refrain from approaching the victim within a distance of fewer than 50 m and from direct contact with her for a period of 1 year from the date the sentence became final. The defendant was also charged with court costs. The sentence passed on Wednesday is legally binding.

In September, a court in Bartoszyce (Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province) convicted Emil

Cz. of physical and mental abuse of his mother. A spokesman for the Olsztyn District Court previously reported that Emil Cz. moved into his mother’s one-room apartment in Bartoszyce in August 2020. – The defendant abused alcohol and started quarrels, which took the form of mental and physical abuse of his mother. The man insulted his mother, humiliated her, shouted at her, forced her to buy him cigarettes and alcohol, and forbade her to use the only room. As a result, his mother was forced to stay in the kitchen and sit in a chair all afternoons and evenings, the court spokesman reported.

The court also found that the last “manifestation of abuse” occurred on May 7, 2021. On that day, the defendant struck his mother repeatedly with an open hand on her face and the back of her head and then clamped his hands around her neck with both hands, as well as hitting her with a clenched fist and her head in the face. As a result, the woman sustained injuries that resulted in disorderly conduct lasting no more than 7 days. In addition, the defendant threatened the victim with deprivation of life. In view of the situation, the police were called to the scene and detained the defendant,” Judge Dąbrowski-Zeglaski stated.

The appeal against the Bartoszyce court verdict was filed by the soldier’s attorney Jarosław Żytko. He informed the media that in his opinion the Bartoszyce court made several mistakes, but he did not specify what they were concerned. He admitted that he last spoke to Emil Cz. by phone on December 13. The lawyer does not remember whether Emil Cz. declared his presence in the Olsztyn court in that conversation. – But the contact with him was consistent, logical – said Żytko.

Judge Lutostanska said that the defendant was effectively informed about the date of the appeal hearing and personally signed a summons to the court.

Conviction of Emil Cz. by a final sentence will not affect the proceedings on his desertion to Belarus and the search for him in this connection with a letter of the arrest.

By the decision of the head of MON Mariusz Blaszczak, the superiors of this soldier from Węgorzewo were dismissed from their posts.

A few days before Emil C. deserted, police from Giżycko stopped him and found that he was driving a car under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Emil C. faces up to 10 years in prison for desertion.


Author: Joanna Kiewisz-Wojciechowska

6.3. Bailiff for Emil Cz., Polish soldier who escaped to Belarus – Dez 28, 2021

  • An arrest warrant has been issued for Emil Cz., a soldier who fled abroad in Poland,the spokeswoman for the Warsaw District Prosecutor’s Office, Aleksandra Skrzyniarz, told PAP.

According to the information provided by the spokeswoman of the Warsaw District Prosecutor’s Office, the letter of appointment may have been issued after the court granted the prosecutor’s request for the temporary arrest of Emil Cz.

  • The letter of appointment was issued on Monday – emphasized prosecutor Aleksandra Skrzyniarz.

In turn, the president of the Military Garrison Court in Olsztyn, lieutenant colonel Krzysztof Baranowski, told the Polish Press Agency that “on December 23 a decision was made to temporarily arrest Emil Cz. The decision is not final.

Last week, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw told PAP that the decision to present charges against Emil Cz. was issued by the Military Affairs Department of the Białystok-Północ District Prosecutor’s Office in Białystok.

The decision concerns the charge under article 339 § 3 of the Criminal Code. It concerns admitting a qualified form of desertion crime punishable by one to ten years imprisonment.

According to the investigators’ findings, Private Officer Cadet Emil Cz. was on duty near the border crossing with Belarus in the town of Narewka, but on December 16 “left his assigned post and in order to permanently evade military service fled across the Polish border to the Republic of Belarus.

    1. A video (english subtitles) with Czeczko (Belarus)
    2. Radio Free Liberty (USA)
    3. TASS(Russia)
    4. TVPWorld.com (Poland)
    5. Polskerradio (Poland)
    6. Bielsk.eu (Poland)

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