‘Poland is the new battleground’: Judges face peril, even death threats, for criticizing right-wing government

Judge Waldemar Zurek in his Krakow courtroom.
Waldemar Zurek, a judge in the district court of Krakow, has faced threats for criticizing the Polish government.
(Jacek Taran / For The Times)

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Jaweed Kaleem is a national correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining The Times, Kaleem was the senior religion reporter at HuffPost and a religion and general assignment reporter at the Miami Herald. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia.