“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.
Sign a petition:
- 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
- Andrzej Wielowieyski for Rzeczpospolita: The strike against the Open Dialog Foundation is Russia’s success
- Ukrainian NGOs call for support for Lyudmyla Kozlovska
- Dr. Evelien Brouwer: Schengen Entry Bans for Political Reasons? The Case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska
- 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