UPDATE: We now have the full transcript of the court proceedings, which you can read here:
BREAKING: Pastor Artur Pawlowski NOT going back to jail.
A judge has rendered a decision in the case of Pastor Artur Pawlowski, declining the request from prosecutors representing Alberta Health Services to sentence him to more time behind bars.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski was sentenced to three days in jail (already served), $3,000 in fines plus $4,000 in costs for violating the Gates order; $20,000 fine along with $15,000 in costs, to be jointly shared with his brother Dawid, for violating the Rooke order; 18 months probation with conditions.
You can read more about the judge's orders here.
The saga of Pastor Artur Pawlowski is one of the biggest stories that Rebel News has ever covered.
Pastor Artur became an internationally recognized symbol of opposition to unjust mandates and a defender of fundamental religious freedoms the likes of which Canada has rarely, if ever, seen.
Since the onset of Covid-19, there has likely been no single individual who has garnered so much international attention and notoriety as Pastor Artur.
You will no doubt recall the infamous and viral “get out” video, and the dramatic arrest footage both at the side of the road and at the airport, but the Pawlowski’s run-ins with authorities go back much further than that.
Since 2005 Artur and his family have endured ongoing legal battles with authorities for daring to feed the homeless, preaching the bible and most recently for daring to open their church for all to worship despite Covid-19 restrictions.
Pastor Artur was our very first FightTheFines.com client, and since then we have launched saveartur.com, an initiative that has enabled us to crowdfund and cover all of Pastor Artur’s legal costs, allowing him to focus on his mission as a pastor rather than worrying about paying for his legal defence.
Pastor Artur has endured repeated arrests, alleged attempted arsons and property damage, a public assault, and countless other hardships over the past two years the likes of which most of us will never see in an entire lifetime.
Rebel News has been there by Artur’s side since the very beginning, and we have covered his story like nobody else.
When mainstream media outlets spun the story or outright ignored it, we were on the ground bringing you the truth.
Pastor Art has been issued dozens of pandemic-related tickets because he refuses to stop feeding the homeless. And he doesn't wear a mask when he does it outside. Art also doesn't limit his church service to 15 percent of the fire code. The city hates him for it.
Read the documents from Alberta Health Services for yourself: