A protest against judicial reforms in Wroclaw, Poland. Critics say  the changes create the tools for politicians to bend judges to their will. File photograph: Mieczyslaw Michalak/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

Three years ago, Alina Czubieniak cancelled the temporary arrest of a mentally ill man accused of kissing and touching a minor inappropriately because(...)

People pray by the restored monument of  late Fr Henryk Jankowski in Gdansk: supporters accuse Polish liberals of a witch hunt  against traditional Catholic values. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Bartosz Banka

For the second time in a month, the statue of a polarising Polish priest has vanished from the streetscape of Gdansk. Councillors in the northern Bal(...)

A photograph of murdered Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz against candles left by mourners on January 17th. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Like a caged animal, Piotr Adamowicz paces the floor. We’re in a windowless room in Gdansk city hall where, for 20 years until last month, his younger(...)

Mourners watch a live public viewing of the funeral of murdered Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz in the nearby Basilica of Saint Mary  in Gdansk, Poland. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Murdered Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz’s funeral drew tens of thousands of people in the Polish Baltic coast city on Saturday amid outrage over his mu(...)

Pawel Adamowicz, the 53-year-old mayor of Gdansk, Poland, who was loved by liberals and loathed by conservatives, died on Tuesday from stabbing injuries sustained at a charity concert two days earlier. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On a sunny day in August 2010, Mayor Pawel Adamowicz beamed with pride as he renamed a room in Gdansk City Hall after Free State diplomat Seán Lester.(...)

 Pawel Adamowicz: a progressive voice who supported sex education in schools, LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities. Photograph: Jan Rusek Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

The mayor of Poland’s northern city of Gdansk has died after he was stabbed at a charity event on Sunday evening. Pawel Adamowicz (53), mayor of the (...)