Final judgment in the case of General Gromosław Czempiński for restoration of his pension

Final judgment in the case of General Gromosław Czempiński for restoration of his pension

On 8 April 2022, the judgement of the Regional Court in Warsaw of 29 November 2021, by virtue of which the Court changed the appealed decision of the Director of the Pension Fund of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration and reinstated General Gromosław Czempiński’s right to a pension reduced on the basis of the Act on Pension Benefits of Former Communist Security Service Personnel became final. The Regional Court upheld the arguments presented by the Law Firm and stated unambiguously that the service of General Gromosław Czempiński in Department I of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (civilian intelligence service in the People’s Republic of Poland) did not have the character of “service for a totalitarian state”.

The General was represented in the Regional Court in Warsaw by barrister Jan Dudzik from the Firm’s Warsaw office.

The judgment becoming final will lead to the payment to the General of a pension in the amount received by him prior to 1 October 2017 and an appropriate compensation of the benefit.

The final judgment in favour of General Czempinski is another success in the cases conducted by our Law Firm in appeals filed by former civilian intelligence officers against decisions on the reduction of pension and disability benefits issued by the Director of the ZER MSWiA.

General Gromosław Czempiński is a long-standing officer in Polish civilian intelligence. He is one of the co-founders of Polish intelligence after 1990. In the years 1993-1996 he was the Head of the State Protection Office.

The general is one of the heroes of the historic “Samum” operation carried out in 1990. General Czempiński, as one of the Polish intelligence officers, in a spectacular way helped to free CIA agents from the then war-stricken Iraq. The success of the operation contributed to the reduction of Poland’s foreign debt incurred during the communist era and the establishment of close relations with the USA.

As a result of the Law Firm’s efforts, the Regional Court in Warsaw restored the pensions of outstanding officers of the Polish intelligence service, i.e. Generals Henryk Jasik, Bogdan Libera and Marian Zacharski.

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