Last exhumation of the Smolensk victim took place in Gdansk
Published: May 19, 2018
The exhumation of one of the victims of the Smolensk catastrophe ended at the Srebrzysko Cemetery in Gdańsk – prosecutor Ewa Bialik, spokesperson for the National Prosecutor's Office reported. It was the 83rd - the last of the planned by the National Prosecutor's Office, exhumation.
The exhumation carried out in the Srebrzysko cemetery in Gdańsk began on May 16, 2018. Along the Zasłużonych Avenue, where activities were carried out, four trucks stood. The grave itself was sheltered by tents. The place was secured by numerous policemen and officers of the Military Police.
The National Prosecutor's Office does not disclose any details of the activities carried out, including the information as to whose grave was opened. The information obtained by the PAP shows that the remains of Leszek Solski were exhumed - the author of many projects commemorating the victims of Katyn mass murders, in which his father and uncle were killed. The Solski family was against exhumation.
Earlier in the week, the exhumation of Arkadiusz Rybicki, who was also killed in the Smolensk catastrophe, took place in the Srebrzysko cemetery.
Marta Kochanowska Hodder, daughter of the Smlensk victim, commented on this development as follow: “It is very difficult to go through exhumation.
Questions and issues arise that are difficult to face the first time, let alone the second time after so many years. For example, how to bury a beloved person? How to explain to yourself why your beloved one was not buried properly the first time. Everything is caused by failure to comply with legal obligations before the first funerals. However, it is the family who bears this burden.
Click on the thumbnails below to view screen dumps from the detectors used to examine the wreckage and seats from the Polish president's plane crash in Smolensk. An "X" denotes the presence of the detected explosive substance and its type. The underlined Polish word "Probka" or "probka" in the screen dump 1 and 2, means "Sample"
Why did they all fly on the same plane?
Synopsis: January 12, 2013, Toronto, Canada. The wife of the late Deputy-Minister of Culture Tomasz Merta: "What I am about to tell you now, are suspicions - and not even my own - but, rather the [suspicions of the] individuals in the inner-circles of the [Polish] military... I heard a statement that was made - but, I am not taking any responsibility for how credible, or not credible it is. [I heard that] had the generals and journalists' not been re-assigned to different aircraft, it wouldn't have been the Tupolev [Tu-154M], but rather the Casa [transport aircraft] that would have been taken out.
Because the Generals were no longer onboard the Casa, there was no reason for it to get airborne. And for this reason it was the Yak[-40] that flew off to Smolensk. This Casa [transport aircraft] was never examined in any way. It was not subject to any examination. Aside from a single note in the deposition given to the military, no one was interested why this aircraft didn't fly [to Smolensk]. Perhaps, this is someones crazy phantasy, but perhaps it isn't.
Some [Polish] military personnel had suggested, that it [the Casa] had to stay behind at the Okecie military [tarmack], so that the explosives could be removed from it - because they were no longer needed [...] I am only repeating what I was told."
"Disarming" Explosives ...
It is worth for us to retrace the entire process of "disarming" the case of explosive substances at the crash site. It all started with the publication of Cezary Gmyz in "Rzeczpospolita" on October 30, 2012, and information that the detectors, which were used by experts in Smolensk (in late September and October) showed traces of TNT and nitroglycerine.
As it turned out, the journalist was also reporting about the indication of Hexogen. The storm broke. The prosecution denied the publication, and ultimately, the editor-in-chief of "Rzeczpospolita," Cezary Gmyz and two other journalists lost their jobs. The entire editorial staff of one of Poland’s most popular weeklies, "Uważam Rze", was also silenced.
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