Hot topics: Internal Security Agency loses a case in a court battle with Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Court challenges the quality of the evidence

A Provincial Administrative Court has found that the Internal Security Agency’s conclusions regarding the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, are not based on the evidence presented by the agency reports.

According to the portal, the Mazovian Voivode at the end of 2018, and then the Office for Foreigners at the beginning of 2019 refused Lyudmyla Kozlovska a long-term residence permit in Poland. The Voivodeship Administrative Court revoked these decisions, stating that the materials provided by the Internal Security Agency were “insufficient to make a decision on refusal”.

The Lyudmyla Kozlovska matter will go back to the Mazovian Province Governor. This authority will have to grant a resident permit to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation or to provide appropriate reasons for its refusal to grant the permit applied for. Furthermore, the Head of the Office for Foreigners is free to make a cessation appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court. The hearing at the Provincial Administrative Court was not attended by representatives of the Mazovian Province Governor or of the Head of the Office for Foreigners, and the spokesperson for Mariusz Kamiński, the coordinator for secret services (the Internal Security Agency reports to him) has refused to comment on the matter – we read on the pages of “Gazeta”.


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