MEPs welcome Sakharov Prize winner Oleg Sentsov

MEPs welcome Sakharov Prize winner Oleg Sentsov

02.12.2019

On 26 November 2019, the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) hosted a European Parliament breakfast under the title “Ukrainian Hostages of the Kremlin: How to Release Them All?”. The event was organised upon the initiative of the MEPs Petras Auštrevičius (Renew Europe; Lithuania), Viola von Cramon-Taubadel (Greens/EFA, Germany) and Julie Ward (S&D; UK).

The coverage of Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with ODF President and Oleg Sentsov in the French and international media

The coverage of Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with ODF President and Oleg Sentsov in the French and international media

02.10.2019

On 1 October, Oleg Sentsov, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation and Oleksandra Romantsova from the Centre for Civil Liberties (CCL) met President Emmanuel Macron at the seat of the Permanent Representation of France to the Council of Europe. The event itself has been broadly discussed by both French and international media.

Bundestag event and meetings in Berlin with Oleg Sentsov, CCL & FIDU

Bundestag event and meetings in Berlin with Oleg Sentsov, CCL & FIDU

27.09.2019

Oleg Sentsov, former political prisoner gave his first speech abroad, in Berlin, after being released from Russian prison on September 7. To this purpose, on September 26, Frank Schwabe MP and Manuel Sarazzin MP welcomed Sentsov and our delegation to a parliamentary event at the Bundestag.

ODF among signatories of petition to prevent the restoration of Russia’s right to participate in PACE

ODF among signatories of petition to prevent the restoration of Russia’s right to participate in PACE

10.06.2019

We, the Ukrainian human rights and civil society organizations, have been protecting Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia and the occupied Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbas for the past six years.

Radio Svoboda: Italian senators will ask Prime Minister Conte to exert influence on Putin and bring about the release of Ukrainian prisoners

Radio Svoboda: Italian senators will ask Prime Minister Conte to exert influence on Putin and bring about the release of Ukrainian prisoners

27.07.2018

On Thursday 19 July, 2018, Italian Senator Roberto Rampi together with the Open Dialog Foundation and the Italian Federation for Human Rights, hosted a press conference at the premises of the Italian Senate entitled “In defense of civil liberties. Testimonies from Russia, Moldova and Kazakhstan”

Civil liberties, political prisoners and lawyers’ rights – ODF at the Italian Senate

Civil liberties, political prisoners and lawyers’ rights – ODF at the Italian Senate

27.07.2018

Between Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 July, 2018 in Rome a delegation of human rights defenders of the ODF and the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) took part in a series of meetings and seminars with Italian lawmakers, journalists and members of Italian National Forensics Council (CNF).

Save Oleg Sentsov: time is ticking

Save Oleg Sentsov: time is ticking

29.05.2018

I am writing this to ring the alarm about Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner who is now in deadly danger in a Russian prison, on a hunger strike. If no urgent measures are taken, he will die in his attempt to liberate his fellows in misery – other Ukrainian political prisoners.

Russia abducts a young disabled Ukrainian and charges him with terrorism

Russia abducts a young disabled Ukrainian and charges him with terrorism

14.09.2017

On August 24, 2017, Pavlo Gryb, a Ukrainian citizen, disappeared in Belarus. Two weeks later it became known that he was in a detention facility in Russia. According to Gryb, some persons unknown to him forcefully took him out of Belarus and brought him to Krasnodar (Russia)

Activities for Ukraine and not only. Selected initiatives and projects of the Open Dialog Foundation 2016-17

Activities for Ukraine and not only. Selected initiatives and projects of the Open Dialog Foundation 2016-17

05.09.2017

The most recent muddle in Poland, our role in it and widely-understood various consequences of our commitment – are clearly against us. Does it all mean that we are about to close? That we have stopped doing projects relating to Ukraine? Not at all!

EU personal sanctions for the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens: one step closer

EU personal sanctions for the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens: one step closer

16.03.2017

On 16 March, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the situation in occupied Crimea. The resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately and unconditionally release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

“Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea” – debate event at the EP

“Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea” – debate event at the EP

01.03.2017

On Tuesday, 28 February, 2017, Members of the European Parliament hosted the Open Dialog Foundation for a debate event on the “Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea”, at the European Parliament – Brussels.

Invitation to a debate “Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and Crimea” and a movie screening of Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner in Russia

Invitation to a debate “Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and Crimea” and a movie screening of Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner in Russia

13.02.2017

On behalf of the Members of the EP Ms Julie Ward and Mrs Marju Lauristin, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, we would like to kindly invite you to an event dedicated to a problem of Ukrainian political prisoners in the RF and the illegally occupied Crimea.

Open Dialogue Foundation’s 2017 season’s greetings and 2016 top achievements

Open Dialogue Foundation’s 2017 season’s greetings and 2016 top achievements

04.01.2017

As the Open Dialog Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support during the past year and wish you all the best in your professional and personal life in 2017! On this occasion we would like also to share with you some of the ODF’s top achievements of the year 2016.

International Human Rights Day – write a letter to a political prisoner!

International Human Rights Day – write a letter to a political prisoner!

10.12.2016

Today, on 10 December, is an international Human Rights Day. Millions of letters for those who were deprived of basic human rights will be written around the world.

Speech by Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation, at the European Parliament (Full text)

Speech by Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation, at the European Parliament (Full text)

26.10.2016

“I’m speaking about this issue because I know that from every side, Russian propaganda is using every opportunity to attack the EU institutions and I think it’s crucial for human rights defenders, for everyone present in this room, to know that it is really important and we value your work”.