The Council of Europe has demanded that Poland change how it appoints judges. That may be too little, too late: A new law seems intended to do away with the judiciary's independence, DW's Bernd Riegert reports.
No social network has been banned "by this government," said the Iranian president. The Iranian judiciary blocked access to the encrypted messaging app, citing its alleged use in criminal activity.
Dariusz Zawistowski, the head of Poland's top judicial watchdog, has resigned over controversial court reforms introduced by the PiS government. He has warned that the reforms would undermine the body's independence.
Dozens of Armenians were jailed after trying to block access to government buildings. People have been taking to the streets for a week to protest a decision to make ex-President Serzh Sargsyan the next prime minister.
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