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Women's rights activist charged for role in Polish protests

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WARSAW – A leader of the Polish Women’s Strike, the movement that has led mass nationwide protests against a near total abortion ban in Poland, has been charged with criminal felonies.

Marta Lempart told The Associated Press on Thursday that she was formally read the charges at the district prosecutor’s office in Warsaw on Wednesday.

The charges against Lempart include insulting public officials and causing an epidemiological threat for organizing protests during the coronavirus pandemic.

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