Police Officer Shared Polish Protester's Personal Details with Russian Embassy

By , 03 May 2022, 12:27 PM Politics
The Russian Embassy in Ljubljana, next to the US Embassy The Russian Embassy in Ljubljana, next to the US Embassy Photo: Russian Embassy's Facebook page

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STA, 3 May 2022 - The police and the Information Commissioner have launched a probe after the personal information of a Polish citizen who took part in a recent protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Ljubljana was shared with an embassy employee by a police officer, Delo reports on Tuesday.

The Polish citizen, protesting at a security fence of the heavily guarded embassy, was asked by a police officer to step back and was identified.

Once the officer wrote down the information, he was approached by an embassy employee who had been recording the protest and demanded that the officer show what he had written down.

The officer complied and the embassy employee took a photo of his notes with a mobile phone, Delo says.

Concerned about his security, the Polish man contacted the Polish Embassy in Ljubljana, Polish Ambassador to Slovenia Krzysztof Olendzki told the paper.

As soon as he learnt about the incident, Olendzki filed a complaint against the police officer's conduct.

The police confirmed that an internal probe was under way, while the Information Commissioner initiated inspection proceedings on suspicion that the police officer mishandled personal information.

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