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French activist Nikolay Koblyakov is returning home

31 October 2014

On Tuesday, 28th October 2014, the decision of the Municipal Court in Sofia to deny the extradition to Russia of the French democracy activist Nikolay Koblyakov became final.

French democratic activist Nikolay Koblyakov facing extradition from Bulgaria to Russia

17 October 2014

Nikolay Koblyakov, a Russian and French citizen is being detained in Bulgaria and faces extradition to Russia. We believe main reason for his persecution is his engagement in numerous activities supporting democratic developments in Russia.

President Lech Wałęsa’s appeal to release Bartosz Kramek

14 July 2021

We are writing to express our deep concern about the detention of Mr Bartosz Kramek, a Polish activist and the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), a Poland-based international NGO on the frontlines of the fight for the rule of law in the country.

Kafkaesque farce. Response to the allegations against Bartosz Kramek

1 July 2021

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has accused Bartosz Kramek, an activist and the Chairman of the Foundation’s Supervisory Board, of “laundering money originating from the crime of a false statement”. What was not elaborated upon was the content of the false statement, the issue of which invoices were issued and why the company’s transparent and publicly […]

They’ve Come For You: Misuse of Extradition Procedures and Interstate Legal Assistance

5 November 2019

In the present document, the Open Dialogue Foundation, the Italian Federation for Human Rights, the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, the Human Rights Defenders e.V. and the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research attempt to fill the gaps in the PACE report and propose recommendations with respect to improving cooperation among the member states of the Council of Europe in the sphere of extradition.

They’ve come for you. Misuse of extradition procedures, unlawful expulsions and kidnappings of victims politically motivated prosecution

25 February 2019

In international law, there is an unconditional ban on the extradition of persons to countries where they may find themselves at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Extradition requests issued on the basis of politically motivated prosecutions are also illegal.

Interpol removes the name of Russian political refugee Yan Andreyev from its wanted list

6 April 2018

On 23 March 2018, the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files reported that the name of Yan Andreyev had been removed from the international wanted list. His prosecution has been recognised as politically motivated. The Open Dialogue Foundation reported widely on the case of Yan Andreyev.

The report: The reform of Interpol: Don’t let it be stopped halfway

9 June 2017

Non-democratic states carry out political persecution through the Interpol system. Both human rights NGOs and intergovernmental organisations have been working on this problem for several years. Finally, the reform of Interpol got underway.

ODF addresses the new UNHCR on issue of political refugees

21 January 2016

On behalf of the Open Dialogue Foundation, non-governmental human rights organisation, we would like to congratulate you on your election as the new UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

On reform of Interpol on the OSCE ODIHR conference in Warsaw, Poland

28 September 2015

On 21 September, 2015 a two-week review conference of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights “Human Dimension Implementation Meeting” took place in Warsaw, Poland.

Invitation to a side event “Reform of Interpol in relation to politically motivated persecutions: work in progress”

20 September 2015

The Open Dialogue Foundation has an honour and a pleasure to invite you to
the OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2015 side event: “Reform of Interpol in relation to politically motivated persecutions: work in progress”.

Legal analysis of the directions of recommended Interpol reform aimed at preventing the abuse of Red Notice mechanisms

26 May 2015

In view of the changing reality, Interpol is forced to demonstrate its continued readiness to introduce reform and adjust its structures and procedures according to current needs. Our initiative and, at the same time, appeal addressed to legislators, is that they immediately undertake efforts in order to prevent Interpol from being used for political purposes […]

The report: The Interpol system is in need of reform

24 February 2015

Political refugees become victims of misuse of the Interpol system by authoritarian states.

Success of justice in Bulgaria

21 October 2014

To the surprise of most of the observers, Bulgarian justice made a U-Turn in favour of human rights and international justice and against pressure from Russia. Today court in Sofia dealt with Russian extradition request against the French/Russian activist Nikolay Koblyakov.

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