The Lyudmyla Kozlovska Case timeline [updated]

The Lyudmyla Kozlovska Case timeline [updated]

20.03.2019

This is a non-exhaustive timeline of events preceding and following the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, from the EU. This list will be updated as events unfold.

They’ve come for you. Misuse of extradition procedures, unlawful expulsions and kidnappings of victims politically motivated prosecution

They’ve come for you. Misuse of extradition procedures, unlawful expulsions and kidnappings of victims politically motivated prosecution

25.02.2019

In international law, there is an unconditional ban on the extradition of persons to countries where they may find themselves at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Extradition requests issued on the basis of politically motivated prosecutions are also illegal.

The Netherlands obstructs EU law on crime

The Netherlands obstructs EU law on crime

16.01.2019

The case of ODF President Lyudmyla Kozlovska has been featured in a recent article from Netherlands’ leading newspaper, NRC Handelsblad.

Office for Foreigners refuses to delete Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s data from SIS

Office for Foreigners refuses to delete Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s data from SIS

18.12.2018

On 20 November 2018, the Head of the Office for Foreigners upheld the appealed decision regarding the placement of Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s data in the SIS II list of undesirable persons

Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek talk about the circumstances of the deportation of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation from the European Union

Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek talk about the circumstances of the deportation of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation from the European Union

30.10.2018

On 29 October 2018, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, and the Chairperson of the Foundation Board, Bartosz Kramek, were interviewed by Radio International. They gave their own account of the political situation in Poland, and talked about the deportation of the Presi

Challenging the decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners: Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s request for removal from the SIS has been re-submitted

Challenging the decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners: Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s request for removal from the SIS has been re-submitted

19.10.2018

On 15 October 2018, attorney Izabela Banach, representative of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, submitted another application to the Office for Foreigners in Kozlovska’s case.

EUobserver: Poland accused of violating EU visa systems

EUobserver: Poland accused of violating EU visa systems

27.09.2018

Poland is abusing EU visa systems to punish government critics, an activist has said, in a case which highlights Europe’s loss of trust in Warsaw.

President of ODF delivers speech at the EP on Poland’s entry ban

President of ODF delivers speech at the EP on Poland’s entry ban

26.09.2018

On Wednesday 26 September 2018, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, was invited to the European Parliament, in Brussels, by Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group, to deliver her speech on the rule of law and the situation of the civil society in Poland.

President of the Open Dialogue Foundation is in the EU again. In the Bundestag, she spoke about Poland

President of the Open Dialogue Foundation is in the EU again. In the Bundestag, she spoke about Poland

13.09.2018

Less than a month after Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s expulsion by the Law and Justice government in retaliation for her husband’s (Bartosz Kramek) opposition activity, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation returned to the territory of the European Union.

In the Bundestag, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation spoke about Poland

In the Bundestag, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation spoke about Poland

13.09.2018

Less than a month after Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s expulsion by the Law and Justice government in retaliation for her husband’s (Bartosz Kramek) opposition activity, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation returned to the territory of the European Union. German parliamentarians invited her to a hearing.

Onet.pl: ‘How eastern regimes used the Polish pro-government media after the deportation of Kozlovska’

Onet.pl: ‘How eastern regimes used the Polish pro-government media after the deportation of Kozlovska’

10.09.2018

Following the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), from Poland, large pro-government media, from the Polish Radio to ‘Gazeta Polska’, were quoting Kazakhstani, Moldovan and Ukrainian media in their coverages.

Freedom Square: The case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a test of our solidarity

Freedom Square: The case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a test of our solidarity

04.09.2018

“Many people and organisations from the ‘pro-democratic side of the barricade’ have had dilemmas, or have openly opposed Lyudmyla’s support (…). But it is these very ‘controversies’ around Lyudmyla Kozlovska herself and the ODF that give us a better chance for our test. The solidarity test”.

Request for removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from SIS submitted to the Office for Foreigners

Request for removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from SIS submitted to the Office for Foreigners

04.09.2018

On August 31, the authorised representative of the Open Dialog Foundation, attorney Izabela Banach submitted to the Office for Foreigners a request to remove the personal data of Lyudmyla Kozlovska contained in the Schengen Information System I and II.

Wielowieyski and Święcicki defend the Open Dialog Foundation. Polemic with Pełczyńska-Nałęcz

Wielowieyski and Święcicki defend the Open Dialog Foundation. Polemic with Pełczyńska-Nałęcz

30.08.2018

Is the expulsion of the head of the Open Dialog Foundation from the EU at the request of Poland a victory for the Russian services, for the ODF having gotten under their skin? That’s what Andrzej Wielowieyski and Marcin Święcicki think.

Dr. Evelien Brouwer: Schengen Entry Bans for Political Reasons? The Case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Dr. Evelien Brouwer: Schengen Entry Bans for Political Reasons? The Case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

30.08.2018

Before expelling Mrs Kozlovska to Kyiv, the Belgian authorities should have checked first whether this expulsion would not violate her rights to freedom of expression, family life, or effective judicial protection, but certainly her right to residence as a family member of a EU citizen.