The Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board has been hunted by Poland’s secret services ever since he posted an online manifesto calling for a peaceful overthrow of the authoritarian rule of the PiS party. The foundation, which has gained recognition for its fight for human rights and democracy in post-Soviet countries, had to move from Poland to Brussels after the illegal deportation of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the wife of Bartosz Kramek. Kramek himself was taken into custody at the end of June this year on bizarre charges. Polish and international public opinion stood up in his defence. The letter demanding his release was drafted on the initiative of President Lech Wałęsa and signed by a number of prominent figures from Poland and abroad, including Putin’s long-time prisoner, for whose release the foundation had been campaigning, Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. After the letter was published and bail was paid by civic activists and journalists, the court released Kramek from custody. However, the PiS prosecutor’s office does not forgive its political enemies: on the same day that Kramek left custody, it set a trap for him that would lead to his re-arrest…
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