Polish magistrates: 5 years of repression

The Polish associations Iustitia (judges) and Lex Super Omnia (prosecutors) have published a report to give ‘some idea of the scale of the harassment that affects judges’ in Poland.

It lists dozens of judges and prosecutors facing investigations, disciplinary proceedings and so-called ‘soft repression’.

The report is available in full online. The drafters end their introduction to the 208-page overview with the following statement:

‘We pay a highprice for this already, but we are ready to pay  even the highest. We do not and will not agree to politicize the courts. We will not allow citizens to be deprived of their right to a fair trial before an impartial and independent court. But what happens when we’re gone?’

The New York Times also called attention to the report on the day of publication.