A Warsaw newspaper, Gazeta Polska Codziennie (Poland's Daily) reported in its issue of September 27 on new developments around the Russian terrorist attack at Smolensk on 10 April 2010. In a article entitled Rivet from Tupolev plane in the body of victim of Smolensk disaster (Nit z tupolewa w ciele jednej z ofiar katastrofy smoleńskiej) the newspaper writes:
"Gazeta Polska Codziennie informs that during the autopsy of one of the exhumed bodies of the victims of the Smolensk disaster last week, a fragment of a rivet has been found.
The head of a rivet fell out from the corpse of one of exhumed victims on the autopsy table.
- I had to demand from the prosecutor's office that they enclose this head as evidence to their Smolensk file. They asked me why, but in the end, it was decided to enclose it as evidence, told to the paper Stefan Hambura, a lawyer of the family of the late Anna Walentynowicz, founder of the Solidarity Movement in Communist Poland in 1980s.
A few months ago, at a meeting of the Parliamentary Investigation Commission for the Smolensk Disaster, Dr Vaclav Berchinski, a designer at Boeing, said that "the explosion could have led to the loss of hundreds of rivets used to fix the structure of the wing of the Tupolev aircraft.
- In terms of reconstruction of the process of the disaster, the discovered piece of evidence could be important to determine the cause of the tragedy, confirmed Antoni Macierewicz, head of the Parliamentary Commissin
In addition, according to Prosecutor Stanislaw Piotrowicz, an activist from the opposition Law and Justice party and member of the Macierewicz, Commission, the discovered evidence is crucial for the parliamentary investigation.
Department of Monitoring