Piotr Ikonowicz

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Piotr Ikonowicz
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Personal details
Born (1956-05-14) May 14, 1956 (age 61)
Citizenship Polish
Political party Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, Polish Socialist Party, New Left (polish political party)
Alma mater University of Warsaw
Profession Lawyer, journalist, translator
Website https://www.facebook.com/ikonowicztv IkonowiczTV chanell

Piotr Ikonowicz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpʲɔtr ikɔˈnɔvʲitʂ], born on May 14, 1956 in Pruszków near Warsaw) is a Polish politician.

A graduate of the faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University and the Institute of Geography of Developing States, in early 1980s he engaged himself in socialist anti-government activities, for which he was arrested and imprisoned in 1981. Released soon afterwards, following the imposition of the Martial Law in Poland he was again arrested and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for organization of May Day demonstration independently from the communist authorities.

Following the first free elections in post World War II Poland in 1989, Ikonowicz was one of the founders of the new Polish Socialist Party.[1] A member of the Sejm, in 2000 he unsuccessfully ran in the presidential elections. Currently he is one of the leaders of the New Left party.[2]

Ikonowicz is active in The Office of Social Justice (Kancelaria Sprawiedliwości Społecznej), an organisation supporting tenants which can be evicted.[3]

Arrest for taking part in battery[edit]

He was arrested in 2000 for taking part in assault and battery of a landlord, who evicted a retired couple from their house.[4] Eight years later after court trial he was sentenced for 6 months of limited freedom and obligatory social work. However Ikonowicz refused doing social work and was sentenced for mandatory 90 days in prison starting on 14 October 2013. Despite this he didn't arrived in prison, and police had to arrest him on 30 October 2013. He appealed to the president for pardon, however Bronisław Komorowski refused.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Piotr Ikonowicz is a son of Polish-Italian[6] journalist Mirosław Ikonowicz and Russian chef Olga Borkowska. His sister, Magda Gessler, is famous Polish chef and TV personality.[7] Ikonowicz was married with Zuzanna Dąbrowska, a journalist.

Ikonowicz himself is Orthodox Christian.[citation needed]


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