Close political investigations. Public appeal to Prosecutor General

Close political investigations. Public appeal to Prosecutor General

The Open Dialogue Foundation and several other NGOs appealed to Adam Bodnar to review the cases opened by the Public Prosecutor’s Office between 2015 and 2023 against opponents of the government in power at the time and take action to close them. As indicated at the beginning of the public appeal, the problem of politicisation […]

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar. “Political investigations must be closed”

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar. “Political investigations must be closed”

 “We believe that, as the new Prosecutor General, you have not only a unique opportunity, but also a moral obligation, to conduct an effective review of a number of politically motivated cases. We hope that, in the case of investigations that show a so-called reasonable suspicion of insufficient grounds for prosecution, independent prosecutors will take […]

Public appeal to review political investigations from 2015-2023

Public appeal to review political investigations from 2015-2023

Warsaw, 12 February 2024 Adam BodnarProsecutor General of the Republic of PolandMinister of Justice Public appeal for a review of politically motivated prosecutions from 2015-2023 and the rehabilitation of victims As a person of unquestionable authority in the defence of human rights and the rule of law, your appointment as Minister of Justice and Prosecutor […]

NGOs: Bodnar, look into political prosecutions

NGOs: Bodnar, look into political prosecutions

More than 30 NGOs and more than 40 well-known personalities have signed an open public appeal to the Prosecutor General and Minister of Justice Adam Bodnar. They want a special team of prosecutors to analyse “politically motivated prosecutions” initiated against PiS opponents. They also demand the rehabilitation of wronged parties by a Public Prosecutor’s Office […]

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar to end political investigations and rehabilitate the victims

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar to end political investigations and rehabilitate the victims

“We believe that, as the new Prosecutor General, you have not only a unique opportunity, but also a moral obligation, to conduct an effective review of a number of politically motivated cases. We hope that, in the case of investigations that show a so-called reasonable suspicion of insufficient grounds for prosecution, independent prosecutors will take […]

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

Unlawful surveillance at the hotels of Polish Hotel Holding (PHH) is being investigated. According to reports by Gazeta Wyborcza, the president of PHH allegedly passed information to Joachim Brudziński, a Law and Justice MP, about a meeting of politicians of the then-opposition in one of the hotels managed by the holding. The name of Maciej […]

Hold PiS to account for persecuting defenders of rule of law. Inquiry needed

Hold PiS to account for persecuting defenders of rule of law. Inquiry needed

“For eight years PiS has been ruining the lives of people defending the rule of law in Poland. If we want to talk about democratic change, there must be accountability,” say Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF). They are calling for a commission of inquiry into the matter.  The Open […]

Wąsik in trouble? Court doesn’t buy arguments

Wąsik in trouble? Court doesn’t buy arguments

On 23 February 2024, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw will announce the final judgment in the case of Maciej Wąsik, who has been sued by the Open Dialogue Foundation. Wirtualna Polska has read the statement of reasons for the judgement of the court of first instance in this case and learnt that the court […]

More trouble for Maciej Wąsik? New judgement coming

More trouble for Maciej Wąsik? New judgement coming

“At the previous hearing, Wąsik’s attorney submitted evidentiary motions. However, the court has now decided that they do not contribute anything to the case and has decided to disregard them,” said Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation, reporting on the hearing against Maciej Wąsik. Another judgement against the Law and Justice politician is due […]

Libel case win against Balli Marzec over hate speech and fake news lawsuit

Libel case win against Balli Marzec over hate speech and fake news lawsuit

Yet another libel case was concluded in our favour the District Court in Warsaw. On 19 December 2023, the court ordered Balli Marzec, the self-proclaimed “leader of the Kazakhstani opposition abroad”, known for her anti-Ukrainian views, to apologise and pay a total of PLN 20,000 compensation to the Open Dialogue Foundation for violation of personal rights. […]

Ziobro’s prosecutor shares secret case file with Patryk Jaki’s lawyer

Ziobro’s prosecutor shares secret case file with Patryk Jaki’s lawyer

Throughout most of the proceedings, Ziobro’s trusted prosecutor refused to make case files available to suspect Bartosz Kramek. Meanwhile, Patryk Jaki’s lawyer — Ziobro’s party colleague — had easy accessed them. However, according to lawyers, he should not have had them at all, as he was not a party to the case. In 2019, Patryk […]

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