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Resolution of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association "IUSTITIA" on September 10, 2021 on the repression against Judge Adam Synakiewicz

Resolution of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association "IUSTITIA" on September 10, 2021 on the repression against Judge Adam Synakiewicz

Yesterday, Gazeta Prawna newspaper informed about the immediate suspended of the judge Adam Synakiewicz by the Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro. The only reason for such a decision is the judgment issued by the judge, which does not meet the minister's expectations.

The president of the court, where judge Synakiewicz adjudicates, perhaps aware of the consequences, despite the disciplinary commissioner's motion, did not suspended the judge from adjudicating.

Minister Ziobro`s behaviour shows unequivocally that he treats the courts as his private farm serving the political goals of the ruling party and any acts of judicial od disobedience to lawlessness will have personal consequences.

This blatant act of repression will have serious consequences for society as a whole, both in terms of financial penalties imposed on Poland and in the area of recognition of Polish judgments in Europe.

The leadership of the Ministry of Justice uses the fait accompli method and it works according to the principle that the more it violates the rule of law, the better it is for achieving political goals. Zbigniew Ziobro will not pay for these actions from his own resources, all citizens who have now become his "hostages" will pay. Today, due to the chaos of the so-called In the "reform" process, court proceedings have lengthened.

In a moment, if nobody controls the next panic movements of Zbigniew Ziobro, the long waiting for the sentences will be supplemented by the lack of funds for the modernization of the state and the exclusion of us from European legal instruments.

We assure you that judge Adam Synakiewicz will be under the care he deserves to anyone honestly practicing their profession as a judge.