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Plahotniuc’s repressive tools”: Lyudmyla Kozlovska comments on the annulment of the report against the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

3 February 2023

The human rights defender Lyudmyla Kozlovska, in an interview with Europa Liberă, has commented on the decision of the Moldovan Parliament to annul the 2018 Report, falsely claiming that the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) had allegedly interfered in Moldova’s internal affairs. According to Ms Kozlovska, lobbyists from other countries tried to use the Report against […]

“The only [thing] that we’re captured by is a desire to develop Moldova”. What Plahotniuc told about the country, the opposition, and protests

30 August 2018

In an interview with IPN leader of the ruling Demparty Vladimir Plahotniuc told about the authorities’ plans to secure Moldova’s European course and about the people’s rapid and certain disenchantment with the opposition, as well as about how he understands the term “captured state”.

The Captured State: Politically Motivated Prosecution in Moldova And Usurpation of Power by Vladimir Plahotniuc

22 May 2017

Against the backdrop of growing public discontent with the current government, the political regime in Moldova is becoming tougher. The powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc has monopolised the influence on the state authorities and, currently, he controls law enforcement agencies.

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

6 October 2023

On 5 October 2023, published an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, on solving the problem of people and NGOs excluded from the financial system. She talked about how Bitcoin has become a tool for defending human rights, delivering humanitarian aid and surviving in the face of political persecution. It […]

Attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation

21 September 2023

Since the beginning of our work, we have been taking action against individuals, governments and other institutions committing human rights abuses and violating the rule of law. These include regimes in authoritarian states, post-Soviet oligarchs and ruling parties in some European countries. We have thus gained powerful opponents with virtually unlimited financial resources, which have […]

Repressions and Political Prisoners in Tokayev’s “New Kazakhstan”

18 August 2023

Disclamer This report provides an overview of political persecution and human rights violations in Kazakhstan, as well as a list of political prisoners in Kazakhstan. The information presented in this report was collected with the assistance of Kazakhstani human rights defenders and civil activists. In addition, the report is based on data provided by victims […]

Parliament of Moldova annulled the slanderous report

8 February 2023

The Moldovan Parliament has annulled the report on the alleged interference of the Open Dialogue Foundation into internal affairs of the state. On 2 February 2023, MPs of the ruling Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) recognized that the report was being used as an intimidating tool against the opposition, and the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, […]

“Intimidating the opposition”. Action and Solidarity (PAS) MPs withdraw the report on the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

2 February 2023

The Moldovan Parliament has annulled the report on the alleged interference of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) in Moldova’s internal affairs. MPs from the ruling party Action and Solidarity (PAS) expressed that the 2018 report was adopted to intimidate the opposition parties (PAS was one of the parties listed in the document). The Poland-based Open […]

Misuse of the Anti-Money Laundering Measures (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regulations as a tool of transnational repression

19 January 2023

The Open Dialogue Foundation and MP Constantinos Efstathiou (Cyprus, SOC) organise a side event at the upcoming session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 26 January 2023. The discussion titled Misuse of the Anti-Money Laundering Measures (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regulations as a tool of transnational repression will take place in Room 3 at the premises of Palais de l’Europe (the headquarter of the Council of Europe) at 1 p.m. in Strasbourg.

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 […]

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

6 December 2022

The decision to ban Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the Ukrainian head of an NGO, from entering Poland does not have a justifiable basis, the country’s top administrative court has ruled. Kozlovska has been unable to enter Poland for the last five years on unspecified security grounds. She has always denied that there is any proper basis for […]

ODF wins court case against Dominik Tarczyński MEP

15 August 2022

‘I, Dominik Tarczyński, apologise to Lyudmyla Kozlovska for infringement of her dignity and good name and to the Open Dialogue Foundation in Warsaw (Registration no. (KRS): 0000353754) for damage to its reputation and good name by disseminating damaging and untrue information about their participation in laundering of money coming from Russia during my appearance in […]

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties

16 February 2022

Since the Law and Justice (PiS)-led United Right coalition took power in 2015, we have witnessed an unprecedented level of politicisation of the public prosecution service, which has been transformed into a tool serving political and personal interests of the ruling camp and its members. This resulted in a growing number of politically motivated cases of investigations carried out primarily against those regarded as opponents of the government.

Bartosz Kramek: Next Target in the Campaign Against the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

17 January 2022

1. Summary The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), founded in 2009 in Poland, is a European NGO fighting for human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet area and, more recently, within the EU, focusing on stopping the rise of authoritarianism and the far-right in states like Poland and Hungary. Before 2017 the Foundation was known […]

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 […]

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