Judges and Prosecutors Are Under Fire Across Eastern Europe

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A protester shouts slogans and gestures by a picture of Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro stuck on wheelbarrow, as a symbol of dismissal, during a demonstration in front of the Polish Parliament as Polish Senators decide about new bill changing the judiciary system, in Warsaw, on July 21, 2017.Polish lawmakers adopted a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite the threat of unprecedented EU sanctions. The lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, voted 235 to 192 -- with 23 abstentions -- in favour of giving the government power to select candidates for the court. / AFP PHOTO / Wojtek Radwanski (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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