Judges rule in favor of Pastor Artur Pawlowski, toss out charges related to COVID restrictions
(by Anthony Murdoch | LifeSite News) – An appeals court today nullified contempt charges against Alberta pastor Artur Pawlowski and his brother Dawid for protesting COVID health rules, ruling that a “not sufficiently clear” May 2021 ban on virus protests did not apply to them.
“The Pawlowskis’ appeals are allowed. The finding of contempt and the sanction order are set aside. The fines that have been paid by them are to be reimbursed,” wrote a panel of three judges, Justices Barbara Lea Veldhuis, Michelle Crighton and JJo’Anne Strekaf.
The Alberta judges ordered that Pawlowski and Dawid be reimbursed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for all costs associated with their appeal, including fines paid. The fine amounts that must be returned are $23,000 for Artur and $10,000 for Dawid. Read Full Article >