Freedom Square: The case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a test of our solidarity

  • 04.09.2018
  • Author: Editorial office

"Many people and organisations from the ‘pro-democratic side of the barricade’ have had dilemmas, or have openly opposed Lyudmyla's support (...). But it is these very ‘controversies’ around Lyudmyla Kozlovska herself and the ODF that give us a better chance for our test. The solidarity test. The rule of law test. The human rights test "- says Łukasz Szopa, the author of the blog Boli.tyka, whose text was published by Freedom Square [Skwer Wolności].

The author comments on a protest action in defence of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, expelled from Poland and the European Union, which was held on 23 August 2018 in more than a dozen cities of Poland, including near the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration in Warsaw. He also reports that almost 28,000 people have signed the online petition to other Eu countries to make possible for President of the Open Dialogue Foundation to re-enter and stay in the Schengen area. "I don't know whether it's a lot or a little. I do know that many people and organisations on the 'pro-democratic side of the barricade' have had dilemmas or have openly opposed Lyudmyla's support. Some, because they apparently believed the rumours that the foundation run by her isn’t transparent. Others even tend to believe that 'if the Polish authorities decided to expel her, there must be something about it - maybe she is really a foreign agent or spy...” (...). But it is precisely these ‘controversies’ around Lyudmyla Kozlovska herself, and the ODF, that give us a better chance for our test. The solidarity test. The rule of law test. The human rights test". – Szopa wrote.

Sources: skwerwolnosci.eu, bolityka.wordpress.com

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  1. Poland uses SIS to prevent President of the Open Dialog Foundation from entering the Schengen area
  2. Information on the inclusion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska in the SIS database by Poland

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