Three women face jail in Poland for sharing posters of Virgin Mary with an LGBT+ rainbow halo

波兰三名女子因分享戴有LGBT(同性恋、双性恋、变性者)彩虹光环的圣母玛利亚的海报而面临牢狱之刑。

Human rights groups are calling on Poland to drop charges against three women who face jail for sharing posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow-coloured halo.

人权组织呼吁波兰撤销对三名妇女的指控,这三名妇女因分享带有彩虹光环的圣母玛利亚的海报而面临牢狱之刑。




“Elżbieta, Anna and Joanna stood against hate and discrimination and for years they have been fighting for a just and equal Poland. They deserve to be praised and not taken to court for their activism.”

“Elżbieta,安娜和乔安娜坚持反对仇恨和歧视,多年来,他们一直在争取一个公正、平等的波兰。他们应该受到表扬,而不是因为他们的行动主义而被送上法庭。”

Elżbieta, 51, went to the press in May last year after police raided her home in search of the offending image, which was based on the Mother of God of Czestochowa painting.

现年51岁的Elżbieta,去年5月警方搜查了她的家,找到了这幅画, 这是基于琴斯托霍瓦圣母的绘画。

They seized the photos and confiscated her laptop, mobile phone and memory cards. They also requested access to CCTV footage from the building in which she lives.

他们没收了照片,并没收了她的笔记本电脑、手机和存储卡。他们还要求获得她所在大楼的电视录像。

Poland’s Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski praised police for their “efficient action” in identifying her, writing on Twitter that “no whim of freedom” gave anybody the right to “offend the feelings of believers”.

波兰内政部长约阿希姆·布鲁津斯基称赞警方在确认她身份时采取了“有效行动”,他在Twitter上写道,“没有自由的冲动”赋予任何人“冒犯信徒感情”的权利。

Similar forms of peaceful LGBT+ activism have been criminalised as Poland makes a worrying shift towards national homophobia.

随着波兰令人担忧地转向全国性的恐同症,类似形式的LGBT(Lesbians女同性恋、Gays男同性恋、Bisexuals双性恋、Transgender跨性别者)+和平活动已被定罪。

Three people were arrested in August for “insulting religious feelings” by giving a Jesus statue a Pride makeover with an LGBT+ flag. Police are also searching for the people who spray painted the names of LGBT+ children who died by suicide on the walls of the Polish ministry of Education.

今年8月,有3人因“侮辱宗教感情”而被捕,他们用LGBT+旗帜为耶稣雕像做了骄傲的造型。警方还在搜捕在波兰教育部墙上喷涂自杀身亡的LGBT+儿童名字的人。