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Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

11 January 2023

Executive summary On 31 October 2022, a newly created, supposed NGO, the Institute for European Integrity (IEI), published an entry for the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) as part of its “NGO Watchlist.” IEI labelled the Foundation as an organisation with alleged “strong links to individual(s) sanctioned or criminally prosecuted by a European Union, United States […]

Hennadii Afanasiev got killed in action defending Ukraine against the Russian invaders

21 December 2022

Hennadii was a young man of Crimean origin who first fell into the hands of Russian torturers in 2014 as a result of the occupation of Crimea. He was one of several well-known Crimean prisoners illegally imprisoned and tortured by the Kremlin for their activities in favor of Ukraine.   The most famous of these prisoners […]

Dangerous blindness – debunking TVP Info defamatory op-ed by secret services spokesperson S. Żaryn

6 September 2021

Following the detention of our Supervisory Board Chair Bartosz Kramek in June 2021, the pro-government and public media further intensified their smear campaign against him and ODF.  In response to a public appeal in support of Kramek, initiated by former Polish president Lech Wałęsa, Stanisław Żaryn, the spokesperson of the Minister-Coordinator for Special Services, personally […]

A trap. Interview with Bartosz Kramek for the ‘Asymetryści’ website

25 July 2021

The Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board has been hunted by Poland’s secret services ever since he posted an online manifesto calling for a peaceful overthrow of the authoritarian rule of the PiS party. The foundation, which has gained recognition for its fight for human rights and democracy in post-Soviet countries, had to move […]

Bartosz Kramek’ case. Italian senator on the intervention of the secret services spokesman: I have never seen anything like it

17 July 2021

– At first I was sure it was a joke,” said Roberto Rampi in an interview with Onet. The Italian senator was one of the people to whom the spokesman of the coordinator of the special services, Stanisław Żaryn, wrote explaining the detention of social activist Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation. According to […]

President Lech Wałęsa’s appeal to release Bartosz Kramek

14 July 2021

We are writing to express our deep concern about the detention of Mr Bartosz Kramek, a Polish activist and the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), a Poland-based international NGO on the frontlines of the fight for the rule of law in the country.

Kajetan Wróblewski for Monitor Konstytucyjny: “Poor citizens are looking at the jail”

5 July 2021

Or maybe they are turning their heads away, because they turn their heads as a result of the Kremlin-PiS propaganda. Since June 23, a political prisoner of the PiS party, Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation, has been held in detention. On July 8, time runs out for him to pay PLN 300,000 bail, which would allow […]

Kafkaesque farce. Response to the allegations against Bartosz Kramek

1 July 2021

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has accused Bartosz Kramek, an activist and the Chairman of the Foundation’s Supervisory Board, of “laundering money originating from the crime of a false statement”. What was not elaborated upon was the content of the false statement, the issue of which invoices were issued and why the company’s transparent and publicly […]

The Milan Court of Appeal acquits the Ukrainian National Guard’s Vitaly Markiv of all charges!

4 November 2020

Yesterday, 3 November 2020, Vitaly Markiv, a Ukrainian former National Guard and holder of an Italian passport, was found “not guilty” of the charge of murder of Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli. The reporter and his translator, Andrei Mironov, tragically died as a result of a mortar shelling in Sloviansk on 24 May 2014. At that time, the conflict zone was controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

“The Wrong Place” – Investigative Documentary about the Markiv Case

10 July 2020

We have always strived to fight against mis- and disinformation and thus counter threats to the proper functioning of democracies, including the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. For this reason we have supported the making of “The Wrong Place”, a documentary on the so-called Markiv Case, in which two journalists were killed in Donbas in 2014.

ODF, CCL & FIDU at PACE: strengthening international human rights mechanisms

18 October 2019

During the last PACE Autumn session (30-4 October), together with the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) and the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) we had the pleasure to host: Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian filmmaker recently released from Russian custody; Kazakhstani human rights defenders Bota Jar

Gazeta Wyborcza reports on Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron

8 October 2019

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who spent five years detained in a Russian prison, and Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland by the Law and Justice government, met in Strasburg with French President Emmanuel Macron. An account of the visi

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Ukraine: The Law and Justice Party has deprived me of my second homeland, but they have not taken away my hope

18 September 2019

Let me tell you how I feel as a foreigner married to a Pole perceived by the Polish authorities as their public enemy, after my family and I have gone through real hell caused by the ruling Law and Justice Party. On 5 September the Regional Administrative Court in Warsaw reversed the decisions issued by […]

Commentary on the Sejm committee meetings of 25 April 2019 and attacks of Law and Justice MPs on the Open Dialogue Foundation

17 June 2019

In connection with the meetings of the Parliamentary Committees for Special Services and the EU of 25 April 2019 at which the issue of our organisation, ODF, was raised, as well as numerous media attacks by Law and Justice politicians, we would like to refer to the allegations made against us.

Communiqué of the 3rd seminar of the “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine, in association with the EU” Commission

11 June 2019

The third seminar of the Commission “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine, in association with the European Union”, which took place from June 2 to 5, 2019, in the city of Caen, brought together researchers and representatives of civil society from Ukraine, Russia and EU.

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