Poland: Arrest over LGBTQI+ themed Virgin Mary
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A woman checks her phone on Flag Day in Warsaw, Poland, 2 May 2018, Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A new report finds politics, refugees, Polish-Jewish history and gender are the issues most likely to attract online threats and hate speech in Poland.

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans addresses a press conference announcing the triggering of the Article 7 procedure to prevent a breach of the rule of law in Poland at the European Union Commission in Brussels, 20 December 2017, EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

(RSF) welcomes the European Commission decision to trigger Article 7 of the European Union treaty against Poland, but regrets that the decision only addresses Poland’s moves against judicial independence and ignores its repeated attacks on the media.

A woman takes part in a rally marking the first anniversary of the "Black Protest" in Warsaw, Poland, 3 October 2017. The poster reads "Women's rights are a condition of a healthy state", REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

In October, police in several Polish cities raided the offices of two nongovernmental organizations that support domestic violence victims and promote women’s rights. The official rationale for the raids was a search for evidence linked to alleged wrongdoing by the previous government’s Ministry of Justice. But the timing was suspicious.