Seen in the press
Read our selection of press reports about this country.
Poland: Prisoners beaten, suffocated and waterboardedThe report, published on Tuesday by the office of Poland’s commission for human rights, a state body, was written by the National Torture Prevention Mechanism (KMPT), which operates within the commissioner’s office. KMPT alleges that inmates were dragged out of their cells and brought to unmonitore…
Source — Notes from Poland
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits PolandA delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out a periodic visit to Poland from 21 March to 1 April 2022. It was the Committee’s seventh periodic visit to this country.
Source — CPT
Polonia: la absolución de las mujeres del halo arcoíris pone en evidencia tácticas de intimidación contra activistas
This article is not available in English. This article is available in the following versions: Spanish
Poland: HFHR helps 80-year-old prisoner in European court casePrison populations are ageing but facilities and care are not keeping up with the change. HFHR has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the ECtHR in the case of an 80 year-old woman who claimed her rights were violated while in detention
Source — Liberties
Poland: groundbreaking lawsuit targets violations at controversial psychiatric facilityA client of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) has filed a lawsuit against the State Treasury, seeking damages for multiple violations at the National Centre for the Prevention of Dissocial Behaviours.
Source — Liberties
Poland arrest warrant case highlights broader issuesThe EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled Ireland was allowed to take into account Polish judicial independence before extraditing suspects.
Source — EU observer
Pologne : accusé de viol et de meurtre, il est acquitté après avoir passé... 18 ans en prisonThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source — Ouest France
Pologne : le président promulgue une loi controversée punissant ceux qui accusent le pays d'avoir participé à la ShoahThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source — franceinfo
Polish President signs bill giving jail time for implicating Poland in the HolocaustPoland’s President Andrzej Duda announced Tuesday that he would sign a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the U.S. and Ukraine
Source — National Public Radio