The Open Dialogue Foundation vexes Law and Justice. Now court victories pile up, most recently against Polish Public TV [i.e. TVP]

The Open Dialogue Foundation vexes Law and Justice. Now court victories pile up, most recently against Polish Public TV [i.e. TVP]

02.07.2023

TVP has been obliged to apologise for the hateful, manipulative and untruthful propaganda targeting the Open Dialogue Foundation. This has been the activists’ fifth win in a series of legal proceedings over personal rights violations. “Propaganda and hate speech spread by TVP cannot go unpunished. Without this venom, the Law and Justice party would not […]

Polish Public TV (TVP) Loses Major Lawsuit Against the Open Dialogue Foundation and Its Leaders

Polish Public TV (TVP) Loses Major Lawsuit Against the Open Dialogue Foundation and Its Leaders

29.06.2023

In its judgment, the court has crushed the public broadcaster and ruled that it must apologise to the couple in charge of ODF for its repeated lies, insinuations and manipulations regarding them. TVP is also to pay over PLN 260 000 in damages. The JUDGMENT in the four-year-long litigation for infringement of personal rights brought to […]

Punishing Philanthropy in Poland: Case of Przemysław Krych

Punishing Philanthropy in Poland: Case of Przemysław Krych

09.06.2023

This case study is an extended and updated description of the case of Przemysław Krych, which was originally included in the “Entrepreneurs and Executives” section of the report “Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties since 2015”, published by the Open Dialogue Foundation and the “Themis” Association of Judges in February 2022.

Statutory Lawlessness and Civil Disobedience: Let’s Stop Playing in PiS’ Shadow Theatre!

Statutory Lawlessness and Civil Disobedience: Let’s Stop Playing in PiS’ Shadow Theatre!

06.06.2023

The bandit rule of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) must be firmly disobeyed. We must face them head-on and be ready for the consequences, whatever they may be. Bartosz Kramek is the Chairman of the Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation. The law on the commission to investigate Russian influences, known as ‘lex Tusk’, […]

The Hotel scandal. Why did the deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration order a search of Bartosz Kramek’s room? “He brazenly used the services”

The Hotel scandal. Why did the deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration order a search of Bartosz Kramek’s room? “He brazenly used the services”

26.05.2023

According to Robert Ziółkowski, former Security Manager and former PiS activist, Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration Maciej Wąsik allegedly ordered the Internal Security Agency (ISA) to conduct surveillance on the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Bartosz Kramek in order to gain an advantage in a civil case pending between them. “When the […]

Bartosz Kramek is seeking an apology and a compensation of PLN 1 million for being invigilated at hotels

Bartosz Kramek is seeking an apology and a compensation of PLN 1 million for being invigilated at hotels

23.05.2023

“You will be contacted by someone from the Internal Security Agency. I would like to make a huge request of you. Do what I ask of you.” – according to the Polish Hotel Holding’s former Security Manager, these were the words used by the Deputy Minister for Interior, Maciej Wąsik, to encourage him to move […]

ODF secures 4 PACE documents in defence the rule of law and human rights

ODF secures 4 PACE documents in defence the rule of law and human rights

03.05.2023

During the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that concluded last Friday, our representation (Martin Mycielski and Katarzyna Szczypska) together with Judge Maciej Ferek (reinstated after 522 days of suspension for applying the primacy of European law), discussed the rule of law and political persecution in Poland and the Palestinian […]

Bugged hotels of the Polish Hotel Holding:  Request for a Council of Europe investigation

Bugged hotels of the Polish Hotel Holding: Request for a Council of Europe investigation

01.05.2023

After the ‘Wyborcza’ daily revealed the controversial practices of the Polish Hotel Holding (PHH), 25 MPs submitted a request to the Council of Europe’s Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee to investigate the information about the potential surveillance of the opposition in hotels managed by the said company. If the request is accepted, a rapporteur […]

Yet another bugging scandal? ‘Surveillance in hotels, searching for condoms’

Yet another bugging scandal? ‘Surveillance in hotels, searching for condoms’

28.04.2023

Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation asserts that in 2019 he was subject to surveillance by special services in a hotel belonging to the state-owned Polish Hotel Holding (PHH). He also claims that he has already been contacted by other witnesses. ‘The informant was asked to look for syringes, used condoms, leftover packaging of […]

Poland’s Government Colluded with State-Owned Hotel Chain to Spy on Political Opponents

Poland’s Government Colluded with State-Owned Hotel Chain to Spy on Political Opponents

25.04.2023

Read: https://wyborcza.pl/7,173236,29698392,polish-government-colluded-with-state-owned-hotel-chain-to-spy.html?disableRedirects=true#S.from_poland-K.P-B.1-L.1.zwfoto

The Hotel Scandal. The Marriott Headquarters: “We are taking all efforts to ensure a warm welcome for everyone”.

The Hotel Scandal. The Marriott Headquarters: “We are taking all efforts to ensure a warm welcome for everyone”.

24.04.2023

Marriott HQ refers to reports of surveillance of Marriott guests in Poland as “unfounded”. “Our franchisee has assured us that these allegations are unfounded. As a corporation, we take the privacy of our guests and business customers very seriously and make every effort to ensure that everyone receives a warm welcome” – Liza Ravenscroft, Marriott […]

The hotel scandal. Threats against the whistleblower

The hotel scandal. Threats against the whistleblower

22.04.2023

A whistleblower who reported illegal activities against the opposition in hotels received a series of dead calls during the night. He also received text messages suggesting that he should hang himself. Calls from restricted numbers were made on Friday night from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. There were about 20 calls and there were also […]

Bugged hotels discussed in the Sejm. The whistleblower met with opposition MPs

Bugged hotels discussed in the Sejm. The whistleblower met with opposition MPs

21.04.2023

‘To me, he seems to be a Law and Justice (PiS) supporter who could no longer stand what was going on’ – Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska, Head of the Civil Platform’s (PO) Investigation Team on Threats to State Security, tells ‘Wyborcza’. On Friday, Robert Z., the former Security Manager of the Polish Hotel Holding (Polski Holding Hotelowy) […]

The room service

The room service

20.04.2023

The long May weekend is coming soon. However, before you head off on your happy holiday and book a hotel room, just keep your eyes and ears wide open. Condom wrappers, drug packs, bottles of alcohol and other compromising items. These were the items that Mr Robert K., Security Manager at the Polish Hotel Holding […]

Agnieszka Kublik: Stay alert while in a hotel bathroom! This is not a hitchcock movie, this is Kaczyński’s Poland

Agnieszka Kublik: Stay alert while in a hotel bathroom! This is not a hitchcock movie, this is Kaczyński’s Poland

19.04.2023

The first report of the Commission investigating Russian influence is to be presented just before the elections, which for Kaczyński are the battle of his life. The Law and Justice party will watch you in a hotel bathroom, wiretap you using the Pegasus spyware system, at home and on the street, and the McCarthy commission […]

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