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Colonel Mikolaj Przybyl shot himself on Monday during a break in a press conference in Poznan, western Poland, at which he had spoken about issues his office was probing, notably claims of high-level corruption in the Polish military.
“My act was influenced by the cases I am investigating: one of them is the most serious involving financial issues in the Polish military,” Col. Przybyl told Poland’s PAP news agency Tuesday as he recovered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his cheek.
Originally posted by steppenwolf86
reply to post by ErroneousDylan
Really interesting, my wife just translated what was on the TV here to me. Hard to believe. What corruption exactly was he trying to expose though?
Also, a million PLN is more like US 340,000edit on 10-1-2012 by steppenwolf86 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 1825114
just in case anyone hasn't seen it...
Originally posted by metalshredmetal
"self inflicted" huh?
since when does someone shoot THEMSELVES in the mouth?...in order to punish themselves?
this happened JUST after he talked to the press about "corrosive" financial issues in the military?
sounds like he was punished for talking alright...but by someone else...
IMO: it's easy to imagine someone pointing a gun at your mouth and telling you to "shut the f up about that corruption bulljive!!"....and then pull the trigger (depending on careful circumstances)
it's a warning. an example for others to heed.
(from the corrupt): "don't go talking about our private interests like that or else you're going to get a bullet through the mouth!"