The Minister’s Lost Court Case

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

02.08.2022

Minister Zbigniew Ziobro’s statement prompted a fierce Twitter exchange between the former prime minister Marek Belka and Maciej Wąsik, the deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. The Law and Justice politician called Belka a “full-fledged Bolshevik” and Marek Belka, in turn, reminded him that he had lost a case in court.

Court: Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Court: Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

01.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik, deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and deputy coordinator of secret services, lost the trial for violation of personal rights. He accused the Open Dialogue Foundation of connections with Russia, hybrid activities and money laundering, and accused the head of the Foundation Bartosz Kramek of calling for bloodshed.

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

01.08.2022

The Deputy Minister of the Interior lost the defamation case in court. What does a hearing look like, during which a representative of the government can’t count on the judge’s favour? We play it from the minutes and recordings.

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

29.07.2022

A verdict was issued on the case brought by Bartosz Kramek, Lyudmyla Kozlovska and the Open Dialogue Foundation founded by them against Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration Maciej Wąsik.

Bartosz Kramek denies Russian ambassador incident claim. Press briefing by the Open Dialogue Foundation

Bartosz Kramek denies Russian ambassador incident claim. Press briefing by the Open Dialogue Foundation

10.05.2022

“We neither organised nor inspired yesterday’s action. This act was not carried out by Poles, this is Ukrainian blood and emotions, which are completely legitimate,” said Bartosz Kramek, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation, during a press briefing convened in front of the RF Embassy the day after the incident in […]

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

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

17.01.2022

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 […]

Highlights of Bartosz Kramek’s activism in Poland

Highlights of Bartosz Kramek’s activism in Poland

20.10.2021

Bartosz Kramek’s involvement in the defence of the rule of law and supporting civil society in Poland started with his 2017 Facebook post, listing his recommendations for peaceful civil disobedience actions against the increasingly-authoritarian PiS government. His most notable achievements include: As a leader of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF): Coordinating the largest Polish support […]

Tomasz Sakiewicz guilty in lawsuit brought by Bartosz Kramek

Tomasz Sakiewicz guilty in lawsuit brought by Bartosz Kramek

29.07.2021

The court of first instance court has re-convicted Tomasz Sakiewicz, Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Polska and Gazeta Polska Codziennie (published by Niezależne Wydawnictwo Polskie) in the lawsuit brought by Bartosz Kramek. Bartosz Kramek sued Tomasz Sakiewicz for the August 2017 cover of Gazeta Polska depicting Wehrmacht soldiers and featuring the title: “The New September Campaign. WE […]

Bartosz Kramek: a bogus criminal investigation and arrest in Poland

Bartosz Kramek: a bogus criminal investigation and arrest in Poland

27.07.2021

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) is a human rights NGO established in 2009 in Poland, with its headquarters in Brussels since 2018. Before 2017 the Foundation was known in Poland for its support delivered to Ukraine during the Euromaidan revolution and in response to Russian aggression. In 2017 the NGO took a stance in defence […]

Arkadiusz Mularczyk of Law and Justice banned from speaking at PACE

Arkadiusz Mularczyk of Law and Justice banned from speaking at PACE

12.07.2021

The ban has been imposed in connection with “foul underhand tactics” used by Mularczyk against the Open Dialogue Foundation. It will be in effect from 2 June to 2 September. The decision was taken early last month by the Rules Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly, which is composed of parliamentarians delegated to Strasbourg by the […]

Kramek inflamed the authorities, but they persist

Kramek inflamed the authorities, but they persist

25.06.2021

The list of people who have been destroyed by the authorities is long. Once the Law and Justice party gets its teeth into someone, it does not let go. The list includes the unruly judges Beata Morawiec, Igor Tuleya and Paweł Juszczyszyn, who were stripped of their immunity by the authorities, and presented with absurd […]

Get Kramek! Activist in Temporary Custody

Get Kramek! Activist in Temporary Custody

25.06.2021

The Internal Security Agency detained the Chair of the Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation on charges formerly levelled by the clan of a corrupt Moldovan oligarch. Bartosz Kramek was arrested based on a warrant issued by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin. Since 2017, the Law and Justice government has been calling Bartosz Kramek […]

“The time has come to pay for those attacks” – Onet.pl on the Foundation’s lawsuits against PiS

“The time has come to pay for those attacks” – Onet.pl on the Foundation’s lawsuits against PiS

11.10.2019

During a press conference on 11 October 2019, representatives and proxies of ODF presented 20 lawsuits filed against pro-government politicians, journalists, activists and media organisations in connection with a “mass propaganda campaign” they were supposed to launch against the Foundation.

20 lawsuits filed against Law and Justice. Interim measure against TVP

20 lawsuits filed against Law and Justice. Interim measure against TVP

11.10.2019

On 10 October 2019, the Open Dialogue Foundation filed nearly twenty of lawsuits against politicians representing the Law and Justice party and their Public Relations representatives. All these claims were presented by the ODF yesterday at a press conference.

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

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

18.09.2019

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 […]

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