“Such a fierce attempt at gagging the Foundation and undermining its work, despite its undisputable contributions and achievements, is just bewildering. Obviously, there is one country which clearly dislikes the Open Dialog Foundation. It is Russia.” – says Andrzej Wielowieyski, Member of the ODF Foundation Board.
Wielowieyski expressed his astonishment at the fact that the Polish authorities reported Lyudmyla Kozlovska, ODF President, to the Schengen Information System and had her deported from the EU territory in Rzeczpospolita. “This was surprising even though it was clear that the Polish authorities decided to expel the ODF from Poland just because Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Foundation Board published his harshly critical appeal in defence of the tripartition of powers in Poland” – explains Wielowieyski, enumerating some of the ODF’s merits such as for e.g. effective defence of human rights in the East, freeing of political prisoners, providing humanitarian aid for Euromaidan protesters, inhabitants and refugees from Donbas, and advocating Interpol reforms.
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- Poland uses SIS to prevent President of the Open Dialog Foundation from entering the Schengen area
- Information on the inclusion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska in the SIS database by Poland
Other support voices:
- Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights: Detention of the ODF President has been illegal
- Ombudsman intervenes on the issue of expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska
- Wielowieyski and Święcicki defend the Open Dialog Foundation. Polemic with Pełczyńska-Nałęcz
- Marcin Święcicki, Member of the Polish Sejm, issued a parliamentary question concerning the removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the territory of the EU to the Polish Prime Minister
- Ukrainian NGOs call for support for Lyudmyla Kozlovska
- Freedom Square: The case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a test of our solidarity
- Guy Verhofstadt: The Schengen visa ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska must be withdrawn
- MEP Rebecca Harms shocked by the expulsion of the ODF President from the EU
- Dr. Evelien Brouwer: Schengen Entry Bans for Political Reasons? The Case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska