Poland: Jola was murdered one year ago

Housing activist Jolanta Brzeska was murdered one year ago, burned alive in the Kabacki Forest. She had been fighting against the landlords, notorious slumlords Mossakowski and Massalski and was the only old tenant left in the building.

Submitted by Black Adder on March 11, 2012

She was abducted from her apartment and murdered violently. The police have still got "no suspects" and the landlords were never even questioned.

We protested to say that we will not forget this and remind the public that the city is also responsible for providing no solution or help for people in this situation.

To make matters worse, the slumlords had put huge rent on Jola's flat,which she was also fighting against. Now this debt was passed onto her daughter, who is also fighting in court against these bloodsuckers. These people, with no scruples or human decency, apparently do not give a fuck that one member of the family is already dead and that the other cannot possibly pay this debt, the result of these people's insatiable greed and desire to squeeze everything out of people with their real estate speculation.



12 years 3 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by akai on March 11, 2012

Hi, thanks for publishing this. A bit of a clarification though, since it was published on March 11, maybe it is worth noting that she was killed on March 1, the date of the text.

Something can be added to this story.

We have continued problems with Jola's slumlords. First, Jola legally challenged the huge rent increase put on her by those bloodsuckers and during this time, she did not pay it, waiting for a court decision. This has become a huge debt which was passed on to her daughter, who is being sued for this money. We have to go to support her in court in a couple of weeks. Needless to say, since these slumlords wanted to charge large amounts of money, the debt is something no person could pay.

Some other friends are in court against these same people,

Then we have the continued activities of these people that we are fighting against. Shady privatizations, harrassment of people etc.

Now we have new troubles. At the time of the anniversary of her death, some artist put a mural on some wall in Warsaw. You can see it here: http://cia.media.pl/mural_o_mossakowskim_w_centrum_warszawy It portrays one of the slumlords and says "Warsaw is easily burned". The slumlord went to the public prosecutor's office about this, threatened to sue the news portal and wants people prosecuted. This was a very loud case, described on the front page of the local mainstream press, radio, etc. Anyway, we support the unknown artist and will not apologize to the slumlord on his or her behalf. So maybe a new case against us.

There is old news about Jola's case and her murder on our local blog in English: http://www.zspwawa.blogspot.com/

Thanks comrades for the interest. We will not forget and we will not forgive.