“When you don’t know what it is about, it is about money, and very big money, which comes from pro-Russian groups. It should be noted that the Foundation was examined by the Internal Security Agency a long time ago, and at that time everyone was screaming that civil rights were under threat in Poland — by everyone, I mean the total opposition here,” said Dominik Tarczyński, member of the European Parliament representing the Law and Justice in 2019 about the Open Dialogue Foundation. The Foundation, together with Lyudmyla Kozlovska, sued the politician for violation of their personal rights.
On 9 August, the news of the judgment of the District Court in Warsaw hit the media. Based on the court’s decision, the politician is to post a self-signed apology on his Twitter profile for 60 days, which reads: “I, Dominik Tarczyński, do hereby apologise Lyudmyla Kozlovska for violating her dignity and good name, and furthermore I do apologize the Open Dialogue Foundation in Warsaw (KRS:0000353754) for damaging its reputation and good name, by spreading on the Deutsche Welle programme “Conflict Zone” hurtful and false information about their involvement in the process of laundering Russian money”. The court judgment is not yet final.
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