Poland to investigate alleged use of Pegasus spyware by last government

Poland to investigate alleged use of Pegasus spyware by last government

16.02.2024

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Audit of Ziarkiewicz investigations begins. Giertych, Police Chief Szymczyk’s brother, Wojtunik, Kramek…

Audit of Ziarkiewicz investigations begins. Giertych, Police Chief Szymczyk’s brother, Wojtunik, Kramek…

09.02.2024

“An audit of all cases handled by the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin is underway,” the new head of this institution, Cezary Maj, tells Wyborcza. Among them are the cases concerning Roman Giertych, brother of the police chief, the VAT affair and former PKP President Jakub Karnowski. The head of the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in […]

Martin Mycielski and Bartosz Kramek win against Joanna Lichocka. Court discontinues SLAPP proceedings

Martin Mycielski and Bartosz Kramek win against Joanna Lichocka. Court discontinues SLAPP proceedings

08.02.2024

Another failed attempt by a Law and Justice (PiS) activist to intimidate citizens. On 21 November 2023, the Warszawa-Śródmieście District Court discontinued the lawsuit that Law and Justice (PiS) MP Joanna Lichocka brought against our Foundation colleagues Bartosz Kramek and Martin Mycielski for billboards showing her extending a middle finger. In its reasoning, the court […]

Bugged hotels. Public Prosecution launches investigation. Brudziński and Wąsik involved

Bugged hotels. Public Prosecution launches investigation. Brudziński and Wąsik involved

03.02.2024

The Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into unlawful surveillance in hotels of the Polish Hotel Holding and the passing of information by the President of PHH to a Law and Justice (PiS) MP about a meeting of opposition politicians in one of the hotels managed by the said holding company. “I was in such […]

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

03.02.2024

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

02.02.2024

“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

01.02.2024

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

30.01.2024

“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 […]

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

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

25.01.2024

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 […]

MP Lichocka’s famous gesture. Court discontinues proceedings

MP Lichocka’s famous gesture. Court discontinues proceedings

22.11.2023

The Warsaw-Śródmieście District Court discontinued criminal proceedings against the authors of a billboard campaign that used the image of Law and Justice MP Joanna Lichocka. The high-profile case concerns a billboard campaign in Poland featuring a photo of Joanna Lichocka allegedly showing her middle finger in the Sejm during a vote on the allocation of […]

Joanna Lichocka’s middle finger on billboards. Criminal lawsuit discontinued

Joanna Lichocka’s middle finger on billboards. Criminal lawsuit discontinued

22.11.2023

The Warszawa-Śródmieście District Court has closed the criminal lawsuit that Law and Justice MP Joanna Lichocka filed against activists Marcin Mycielski and Bartosz Kramek in relation to billboards showing an extended middle finger. Marcin Mycielski and Bartosz Kramek (Spontaniczny Sztab Obywatelski) prepared a poster reminding us that Joanna Lichocka showed the opposition MPs the middle […]

Lichocka loses billboard gesture case

Lichocka loses billboard gesture case

22.11.2023

The Law and Justice (PiS) MP Joanna Lichocka demanded punishment for the initiators of a poster campaign with a photo of her showing the opposition in the Sejm her middle finger. The court has just dropped the case. It ruled that there was no defamation of the MP. It was “acceptable criticism”. Martin Mycielski, Vice-President […]

Civil society, national parliaments and transnational organisations. Hearing at WHDC 2023

Civil society, national parliaments and transnational organisations. Hearing at WHDC 2023

23.10.2023

As part of the 2023 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, on October 6th, 2023, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) organised a side event on “Integrating civil society in the work of national parliaments”. Our Supervisory Board Chair, Bartosz Kramek, was invited to provide input based […]

OKO.press: Judge in ‘Gazeta Polska’ cover case subjected to disciplinary measures

OKO.press: Judge in ‘Gazeta Polska’ cover case subjected to disciplinary measures

21.08.2023

A Warsaw judge, Tomasz Jaskłowski, was subjected to disciplinary action after his judgment in the “Gazeta Polska” cover case. A complaint against him was filed by the weekly’s editor-in-chief, Tomasz Sakiewicz, who had lost the trial, writes OKO.press. Tomasz Jaskłowski, Judge at the District Court in Warsaw, was subjected to disciplinary measures in connection with […]

Judge who orders Gazeta Polska apology for Wehrmacht cover now facing disciplinary action

Judge who orders Gazeta Polska apology for Wehrmacht cover now facing disciplinary action

20.08.2023

A Warsaw judge, Tomasz Jaskłowski, is being prosecuted in connection with his judgment unfavourable to a right-wing newspaper. The complaint against him was filed by Tomasz Sakiewicz, who lost a case presided over by the judge. He is the second Warsaw judge to face trouble for sentences handed down on Gazeta Polska. This is the […]

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