Jacek Jaskolski - Poland
I just hope that one day my EAW will be withdrawn and I can visit my elderly mother back in Poland. - Jacek Jaskolski
Jacek Jaskolski, a retired schoolteacher living in Bristol is being sought on a European Arrest Warrant to stand trial in Poland for an overdraft debt he paid off many years ago. While living in Poland Mr Jaskolski went over his account overdraft limit and subsequently repaid the entire debt to the bank.
In July 2010 the British police suddenly and with no prior notice arrested Mr Jaskolski. He is threatened with a trial for theft that could see him serving as many as 5 years in prison. The British courts will now decide whether Mr Jaskolski, in fragile health following 3 strokes in the past 2 years, will be sent to prison in Poland or allowed to remain with his family, including his wife who is caring for him and who herself has serious disabilities.
On 20th April 2011 Jacek Jaskolski prevailed in his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrate’s Court and was discharged from extradition to Poland, thanks to his legal team of Edward Grange from Sonn Macmillan Walker and Ben Cooper of Doughty Street Chambers. Fair Trials International will now be working with Mr Jaskolski’s legal team to try to persuade Poland to drop the warrant so that he can move freely throughout the EU.
Last updated: 11 February 2013