This isn't even a return to the days of the PRL, it's actually something closer to some of the world's worst dictatorships.
This is not even an overstatement that is simply a hysterical cry that cannot be further from the truth.
Countries have the right to shape their own internal system in any way they seem fit. The same rule apply to Poland.
All those protests and marches, alleged or implied crimes or whatnot is nothing else but the internal struggle between different fractions and contradictory interests. Need I remind a reader that fraction in charge in Poland at the moment gained their legitimacy from the people by winning the last election. Those who are organizing protests and buying articles in the foreign press directly or indirectly belong to that fraction that lost the last election.
They have no majority they have no popular support in Poland and they have no legs to stand on in their pathetic attempt at destabilizing Poland other than money and support in the mainstream media. Let see for how long they'll able to continue that drama and hysteria against prevalent mood in the country.
Judicial system in Poland according to Polish citizens is not working well. Evidently rather than be an independent judicial system its became in the course of decades to be something else - an uncatchable, unanswerable, unaccountable and evidently corrupt system. A system that more oft than not have seen a mafia people and criminals walking out of jail Scot-free while at the same time innocent people were kept in jail for years without charges being filled against them or due process.