Military officer gets harsh disciplinary action for talking about vaccine risks while in uniform


A Canadian military officer who questioned the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged him not to follow an “illegal order” to distribute the vaccine to other military personnel was disciplined by a court-martial on Sept. 22. caught and fined.

Cadets Laszlo Kenderesi was given a severe reprimand and a $4,200 fine. He was indicted on his one count of conduct against order and discipline, which he pleaded guilty to.

Military police initially charged the 60-year-old man with trying to persuade others to join the rebellion and sentenced him to life in prison. Prosecutors dropped the charges before the court-martial began.

Kenderesi also pleaded not guilty to a third charge of scandalous behavior unbefitting a police officer. After military judge General Martin Peletier accepted Kenderesi’s guilty plea for misconduct, the charges were automatically stayed.

case related to Speech at lockdown protest At Dundas Square in Toronto on Dec. 5, 2020, Kenderesi appeared in full uniform to speak out against vaccines, questioning what they do to people’s bodies.

“The reason is that nobody knows what this vaccine will do to your body,” he said at a rally. “Next month? Five years? Ten years? Nobody knows.”

“The compensation for these vaccine companies is that they have to sign papers. Basically, they are not responsible, especially if you get sick or die,” he added.

Kenderesi went on to urge other military personnel to oppose the government-requested vaccine distribution.

“Whether you are a service member currently serving in the military, a truck driver, a medical technician, or whatever, please do not accept the illegal ordering and distribution of this vaccine,” he said.

was only a few days ago in the army official order As Health Canada enters the final stages of reviewing vaccine candidates from Pfizer and Moderna, it will begin planning for nationwide distribution of the vaccine.

“private view”

Kenderesi apologized at the beginning of the court-martial.

Kenderesi said, “I was wrong to introduce myself as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in order to publicly express my personal views.” I’m sorry.”

He later said, “It was not my position to question the orders of the chain of command. I violated the cardinal principles of the service by not upholding the legitimate authority of the chain of command. I am ashamed to have publicly shown

Peletier told Kenderesi during his sentencing that he was not penalized for his personal views on vaccines, but for wearing uniforms and demonstrating publicly in support. .

“It is even more unacceptable for Cadets Kenderesi to incite members of the Canadian Armed Forces not to comply with orders regarding their foreseen mission to assist in the distribution of vaccines,” the judge said.

In another affidavit read into the record, the court heard that Kenderesi was born and raised in Hungary, which was under the influence of the Soviet Union. The 2020 lockdown has affected him emotionally and financially.

The court also heard that Kenderesi first enlisted in the Canadian military in 1978 and had served for years as a reserve cadet instructor in Boden, Ontario. .

Canadian Press contributed to this report.

Isaac Theo

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Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based reporter for the Epoch Times.