Pastor Pawlowski released from solitary confinement after 51 days in jail
A prominent Canadian pastor who has emerged as an outspoken critic of his government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been released from prison after nearly two months in custody.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Street Church and the Cave of Adallum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was released from prison Wednesday after 51 days of being moved between a cell and solitary confinement.
Pawlowski was arrested last month for allegedly inciting “mischief” by addressing a crowd of truckers gathered at the Canada-United States border to protest the mandate requiring truck drivers who transport goods between the two countries to either get the vaccine or quarantine for several days upon re-entry into the country.
Critics of the Canadian government, including Rebel News’ Ezra Levant, described Pawlowski’s arrest as “an attempt to stop him from expressing himself politically to these truckers.”