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The authorities continued to erode the independence of the judiciary. COVID-19 measures served as a pretext to crackdown on peaceful protesters and to restrict access to asylum. Criminal charges were used to curtail freedom of expression. LGBTI rights remained under attack. Authorities attempted to...
Europe and Central Asia Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Poland: Conviction of activist prosecuted for aiding an abortion offers “chilling snapshot” of future

Following the conviction and sentencing of activist Justyna Wydrzyńska to 8 months’ community service for helping a pregnant woman to access abortion pills in Poland, Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “The case sets a dangerous precedent in Poland, where abortion is...