„Inevitability of even lenient punishment is more important than its severity. Rigid sanctions should be considered with great caution. The court ought to have the necessary flexibility in imposing a penalty, so that it can each time adjust it to the circumstances of a given case,” write advocates Małgorzata Mączka-Pacholak and Paweł Osik in their commentary on the amendments to Polish traffic law.
“The right to appeal a decision issued by a state body is one of the most fundamental human rights and students should not be limited in exercising it either. Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no such procedure which would guarantee compliance with such a right to students who take up their maturity exams,” said advocate Paweł Osik on Radio TOK FM.
A Man with a Stroke Ends Up at a Sobering Station. “It Is an Unfortunate Coincidence,” Says the Court
According to the court, it was unjustified and illegal to arrest and place a man who had suffered a severe stroke in a sobering station without a proper medical examination. However, the court also noted that it was difficult to charge the City Guard officers with any violation or neglect in connection with transporting the man to the station.
As compensation for unfair pre-trial detention, the Regional Court in Warsaw granted 90 000 Polish zlotys to Artur Ł. who was arrested in 2012. The Internal Security Agency (ABW) claimed at the time that Artur Ł. offered advice on the Internet on how to construct explosives and praised the 9/11 attacks.