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The president presented the judges’ nominations. Promotions for members of the neo-KRS bis associated with the hate scandal. The partner of the head of the Council is a judge of the Supreme Court

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President Andrzej Duda appointed new judges. Among them are two members of the neo-KRS bis associated with the so-called hate scandal – Dariusz Drajewicz and Rafał Puchalski, who were promoted to appeal court judges. Dariusz Pawłyszcze, private life partner of the head of the neo-KRS bis Dagmara Pawełczyk-Woicka, received the position of a judge of the Supreme Court.

On Friday, the President handed over nominations to judges and assistant judges at the Presidential Palace. Among others, Dariusz Pawłyszcze, private life partner of the head of the neo-KRS bis Dagmara Pawełczyk-Woicka, was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Pawłyszcze is the director of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution. – He is a close associate of the minister Zbigniew Ziobro, in recent years he worked on a delegation at the Ministry of Justice. He is a partner of Judge Pawełczyk-Woicka, the media has reported it many times – the interlocutors of tvn24.pl said in 2021.

Judges associated with the so-called hate scandal

Rafał Puchalski, vice-chairman of the neo-KRS bis, formally a judge of the District Court in Jarosław, was promoted to a judge of the Court of Appeal in Rzeszów. In 2018, he was appointed by Zbigniew Ziobro as the president of the District Court in Rzeszów and was delegated to adjudicate in the Court of Appeal in the same city. Puchalski was also a member of the new KRS of the first term.

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Dariusz Drajewicz, a member of the neo-KRS bis (who was vice-chairman of the new KRS of the first term), received a similar promotion and was appointed to the position of a judge of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw. Drajewicz was a judge of the District Court for Warsaw-Mokotów. From 2017 to February 1, 2021, when he resigned, he served as vice-president of the District Court in Warsaw. Before becoming the deputy head of this court, he applied for a job in this place 20 times without success.

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Both Puchalski and Drajewicz were to be members closed group called “Caste” on WhatsApp, who exchanged ideas for slandering judges.

He tried for promotion 20 times. Finally, Judge Drajewicz was promoted “good change”Already at the time when Joanna Bitner agreed to accept the nomination for the president of the District Court in Warsaw, she could have assumed that it would cause controversy. The Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, appointed Dariusz Drajewicz as her deputy, who had previously worked in the district court, had never held managerial positions and had unsuccessfully applied for promotion twenty times. This promotion, in addition so spectacular, was ensured by Deputy Minister Łukasz Piebiak. Privately – a good friend of Dariusz Drajewicz. TVN facts

At the end of April last year during a parliamentary session of the Justice Reform Team Judge Tomasz Szmydt, who is one of the judges who revealed the backstage of the hate scandal in the Ministry of Justice in an interview with TVN24 reporter Marta Gordziewicz, when asked if Rafał Puchalski “participated in an action defaming independent judges and defending the independence of the courts”, said that “on Judge Rafał Puchalski was certainly a member of the group referred to as ‘Kasta’/’annytkasta’.

– From what my then wife, Emilia Szmydt, told me, it was in the editing of this lampoon (concerning Judge Krystian Markiewicz – ed.) that Judge Rafał Puchalski helped her. She even showed me fragments of some conversations between the judges, I don’t know if they were e-mails or on some messenger, but it was probably some e-mail correspondence, if my memory serves me correctly – he said.

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“The Hater Affair”

The case of the so-called hate scandal in August 2019 was described by Onet journalists. The then Deputy Minister of Justice, Łukasz Piebiak, who participated in it, allegedly maintained contact on social media with a woman named Emilia, who was supposed to conduct actions discrediting some judges who opposed the changes introduced by the government PIS. This was to be done with Piebiak’s knowledge.

When he resigned from his function in the ministry, he denied that he had any connection with these activities. He announced that he would defend his good name.

“The Unbreakable Caste”

Arkadiusz Cichockia judge of the District Court in Gliwice and former president of this court, appointed by the Minister of Justice and Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro in January, in an interview with the reporter of “Black and white” Marta Gordziewicz, shed new light on the “hate scandal”.

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Soon another judge, Tomasz Szmydt, also broke the silence. In the reportage “Kasta steadfast” he told Marta Gordziewicz how the mechanism of collecting hooks on judges who offended the current authorities looked like.

Little Emi’s Confession. Behind the scenes of the hate scandal ” – WATCH ON TVN24 GO

Main photo source: Przemysław Keler/KPRP



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