A man staying at the centre in Gostynin sued the State Treasury, seeking compensation for infringement of his personal interests and an injunction against further infringements, related to the conditions of his stay at the centre.
The suit involves allegations of hindering the plaintiff’s contact with his family, lack of proper healthcare, unlawful application of physical restraints, and overcrowding of the room where the man is staying. Other allegations involve inappropriate discussions of a sexual nature with the psychologist. According to the claim, notes from the discussions and therapy are shared with the entire staff of the centre.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights joined the suit as part of its Strategic Litigation Programme.