Thorbjørn Jagland statement following the death of Paweł Adamowicz

Secretary General Strasbourg 14 January 2019
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Paweł Adamowicz (Adam Wasilewski /

Paweł Adamowicz (Adam Wasilewski /

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has made the following statement in reaction to the death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz:

“I am deeply saddened to learn that the Mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, has died following the horrendous knife attack at a charity event yesterday evening.

“Violence has no place in democratic society. On behalf of the Council of Europe, I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

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