Pawel Uczciwek Biography — Wiki
Pawel Uczciwek is a Polish businessman who was accused of an anti-Islam hate crime and had an assault case against him thrown out by a judge after the Muslim woman’s key witnesses gave conflicting stories in court. Abulkadir claimed that she and her friends Luxika Rajeswaran and Oyindamola Olatuyi were assaulted at Baker Street Tube station by Pawel Uczciwek in a ‘racially abusive’ attack in July 2017.
Pawel Uczciwek Age
Pawel Uczciwek is 31 years old.
Pawel Uczciwek accused of trying to rip off a Muslim woman’s HIJAB on Tube
The trio whipped up a social media frenzy by alleging that Pawel Uczciwek had tried to rip off Ms. Abulkadir’s hijab and had hit her. They also published his home address and called for his employer to sack him. At the time, Mr. Uczciwek denied attempting to remove the hijab and said he had been defending his black girlfriend Yolaine Mossimi from a ‘racist attack from three random females’.
Following a police probe, he was charged with religiously-aggravated common assault by beating – which can see offenders handed a possible two-year jail sentence.
But court papers show that the case was thrown out by a judge at Blackfriars Crown Court after the trio failed to establish if Mr. Uczciwek had tried to remove the hijab during the altercation. After witnesses Ms. Rajeswaran and Ms. Olatuyi failed to attend the second day of the trial, the judge ordered the jury to issue a not guilty verdict and apologized to Mr. Uczciwek for the ordeal.
Judge Rajeev Shetty called the case a ‘colossal waste of time’ and called the prosecution’s evidence not ‘nearly convincing enough for the criminal standard of proof which is that you must be sure that that happened before the defendant could be convicted of anything’.
Speaking to MailOnline, Mr. Uczciwek has now opened up about how the ‘false accusations’ caused him to suffer ‘insomnia, stress and anxiety’.
He said Ms. Abulkadir had ‘falsified a hate crime story about her being attacked and she used her religion to stir-up racial hatred and paint me as the attacker’ in order to ‘perpetuate their agenda’. Mr. Uczciwek revealed the allegations had resulted in social media attacks on him and his family, while he received ‘countless abusive, racist and life-threatening phone calls, texts and online messages from various unknown people’.
What we know so far about Pawel Uczciwek
At the time, the trio shared a photo of Mr. Uczciwek online and described how he had attempted to remove her headscarf before hitting her.
Ms. Rajeswaran said: ‘The man said, ‘Show me your hair!’ and tried to pull it off. And so [Abulkadir] has never had a racial encounter like this before and has been left so upset by it. It’s the worst thing that could happen to have it removed, she chooses to wear it and it’s for her own reasons. It’s stripping her of her dignity to do that.’
But court papers now show that Ms. Rajeswaran and Ms. Olatuyi contradicted each other on basic details during proceedings at Blackfriars Crown Court.
Extraordinarily, Ms. Olatuyi admitted that she was ‘not sure’ if she saw Mr. Uczciwek grab the religious veil, but told the court: ‘I am going with it happened.’ Defending, Brent Martin argued that the defendant had approached the trio only after he had overheard them making unsubstantiated ‘derogatory’ comments about his black fiancee.
The court also heard how one of the prosecution witnesses had previously wasted police time and ‘effectively lied to the police’ to defend her boyfriend.
Judge Rajeev Shetty apologized to Mr. Uczciwek, saying ‘this case and the allegation against you is a colossal waste of time, having heard at least one witness on these matters and I am sorry that you have had to go through it’.
Mr. Uczciwek has said he hopes to ‘bring light to false accusations and racial hatred’.
He told MailOnline: ‘Following the incident, overnight the three girls went on Twitter and Facebook to create a false story about what had happened.
‘Aniso [Abulkadir] falsified a hate crime story about her being attacked and she used her religion to stir-up racial hatred and paint me as the attacker.
‘Luxika [Rajeswaran] took a picture of me without my consent and used this to perpetuate their agenda. Luxica and Oyindamola [Olatuyi] added their false statements to Aniso’s hate crime story in an attempt to make theirs more credible.
‘It was later discovered that their police statements were contradictory to what they posted on social media, and the truth can be seen on CCTV.
‘Since the false accusations, I received countless abusive, racist and life-threatening phone calls, texts and online messages from various unknown people.