Saturday, August 09, 2008

Corrupt journalist attempts suicide in church

Wojciech Sumlinski, a journalist suspected of corruption, cut his wrists in a Warsaw church on Wednesday.

At around 10 am, the journalist, surrounded by a pool of blood, was found in the church. An ambulance was called immediately and the man was transported to one of Warsaw's hospitals. His condition is serious, but his life is not in danger.

Yesterday, the district court in Warsaw decided to allow the arrest of Smulinski in connection with corruption charges. The journalist then sent a letter, dated 28 July 2008, to newspapers in which he claimed his innocence.

It is said that this is not the first time he tried to commit suicide.

Wojciech Sumlinski is an investigative journalist working for Polish dailies and weeklies.