Prominent Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who earned international media attention for defying onerous pandemic restrictions, has been released from prison after reportedly spending close to two months in solitary confinement.
Pawlowski, who leads Street Church and the Cave of Adallum in Calgary, Alberta, was released Wednesday after spending 51 days in custody. The preacher's release comes about six weeks after he was arrested for allegedly inciting "mischief" while addressing a crowd of Freedom Convoy participants at the U.S.-Canada border in Alberta, according to CBC News.
He was also charged with "breaching an order to keep the peace," according to the Canadian news outlet. Pawlowkski was there to voice his support for truckers who opposed government restrictions in the U.S. and Canada requiring entrants to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or quarantine upon re-entry to either country.
A judge initially rejected Pawlowski's release Feb. 9, but Court of Queen's Bench Justice Gaylene Kendall granted the pastor's bail this week after reviewing his case. He is required to pay a $25,000 bail and a $10,000 surety from his wife in addition to $2,000 from his son.
The preacher is also under a curfew, requiring him to be home from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., except to attend church services.
Adam Soos of Rebel News posted video of Pawlowski's release to social media:
Reprinted with permission from Faithwirecom. Copyright © 2022 The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. All rights reserved.
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