Witold Waszczykowski court defeat. Apology to Open Dialogue Foundation ordered

Witold Waszczykowski court defeat. Apology to Open Dialogue Foundation ordered

12.06.2024

Maciej Wąsik lost a similar case to the Open Dialogue Foundation, but – contrary to the court’s judgement – he did not post an apology. Now it is time for the resigning Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Witold Waszczykowski to make a decision. Failure to be re-elected in the 2024 European Parliament elections is not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

26.01.2024

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

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 […]

Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban

Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban

25.01.2024

In an unprecedented manner, the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw ordered the Head of the Office for Foreigners to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s entry ban as unjustified. There is no record of Polish courts ever ordering the Head to remove an entry ban. The verdict dated 28 November 2023 was delivered to us on 18 December […]

Court overturns Ukrainian NGO head’s Poland entry ban introduced by former government

Court overturns Ukrainian NGO head’s Poland entry ban introduced by former government

05.01.2024

Read the full article: notesfrompoland.com See also: Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban (25.01.2024) In other media: Wprost: Court handed down a judgement in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case (January 5, 2024) Gazeta Wyborcza: Lyudmyla Kozlovska regains right to stay in Poland after six years (January 5, 2024) Onet: Lyudmyla Kozlovska has the right to stay […]

Court handed down a judgement in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case

Court handed down a judgement in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case

05.01.2024

Ukrainian activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation and wife of Bartosz Kramek, is again allowed to enter Poland. The ban lasted more than five years. Last year on 13 December, the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw issued a judgement ordering the Head of the Office for Foreigners to immediately remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska […]

Lyudmyla Kozlovska regains right to stay in Poland after six years

Lyudmyla Kozlovska regains right to stay in Poland after six years

05.01.2024

The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw has ordered the Office for Foreigners to remove the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, from the register of foreigners whose residence on the territory of Poland is undesirable. “From our point of view, this is a precedent-setting ruling. For the first time, the court has not […]

Lyudmyla Kozlovska has the right to stay in Poland. Landmark judgment of the administrative court

Lyudmyla Kozlovska has the right to stay in Poland. Landmark judgment of the administrative court

04.01.2024

Last year, on 13 December, the Voivodeship Administrative Court (WSA) in Warsaw ordered the Office for Foreigners to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the list of undesirable people in Poland. “In 2018, after many years of residency, I was banned from entering Poland upon a  private request of Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik who controlled the […]

VAC: Lyudmyla Kozlovska no longer an undesirable

VAC: Lyudmyla Kozlovska no longer an undesirable

04.01.2024

After almost six years of legal battles, the Voivodeship Administrative Court (VAC) ordered that the pro-democracy activist and President of the Open Dialogue Foundation be removed from the list of people not allowed into Poland. Services subordinate to the Law and Justice party considered her a threat to Poland after ODF objected to the politicisation […]

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 […]

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