The hotel scandal. After the article published by ‘Wyborcza’, Kramek wants Wąsik and Brudziński prosecuted

The hotel scandal. After the article published by ‘Wyborcza’, Kramek wants Wąsik and Brudziński prosecuted

18.04.2023

Bartosz Kramek of the Open Dialogue Foundation has requested that an investigation be launched against Maciej Wąsik, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of the Interior, and Joachim Brudziński, Law and Justice MEP. The reason for the investigations is the suspected surveillance planted in hotels owned by a state-owned hotel holding company. Bartosz Kramek is […]

Bugged Hotels of the Polish Hotel Holding Group

Bugged Hotels of the Polish Hotel Holding Group

17.04.2023

Gazeta Wyborcza Daily discovered that “secret services conduct informal intelligence on visitors” also including opposition activists, at hotels belonging to the Polish Hotel Holding Group managed by Gheorghe Marian Cristescu. Gazeta Wyborcza revealed disturbing hotel correspondence, which proves that the Polish Hotel Holding (PHH) has the general hospitality industry standards, and its workers potentially collaborate […]

Bugged hotels. This is how special services reportedly spied on the opposition

Bugged hotels. This is how special services reportedly spied on the opposition

17.04.2023

According to Gazeta Wyborcza’s sources, special services are carrying out informal surveillance of guests at hotels managed by the Polish Hotel Holding. However, the Polish Hotel Holding claims that the rumours presented by Gazeta Wyborcza’s are false. Gazeta Wyborcza revealed some extracts from disturbing hotel correspondence which demonstrate, among others, that the PHH has violated […]

Do Law and Justice party special services snoop on the opposition in hotels?

Do Law and Justice party special services snoop on the opposition in hotels?

17.04.2023

According to the ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ daily, guests of hotels operated by the Polish Hotel Holding (PHH), including opposition politicians, are being wiretapped during their stay. In claiming so, ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ relies on the information obtained from the former PHH Security Manager. The state-owned Polish Hotel Holding discredits this information and calls it ‘false’. On 10 […]

Bugged hotel rooms – Law and Justice recidivists spring to action

Bugged hotel rooms – Law and Justice recidivists spring to action

17.04.2023

It has become apparent that President Duda’s pardon was a wasted effort. Maciej Wąsik failed to seize this opportunity for rehabilitation. During the first time when the Law and Justice Party (PiS) was in power and Maciej Wąsik was the Deputy Head of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), he gained the nickname ‘snitch’. The nickname […]

Surveillance of hotel guests? The Polish Hotel Holding responds and denies involvement

Surveillance of hotel guests? The Polish Hotel Holding responds and denies involvement

17.04.2023

Guests of hotels operated by the Polish Hotel Holding (PHH) are allegedly under surveillance, claims ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. According to this daily, the special services harvest information on, among others, opposition activists. PHH strongly denies the newspaper’s claims and labels them ‘false’. Relying on its informants, the ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ daily claims that the staff of the […]

Bugged Hotels. Gazeta Wyborcza Daily reveals how the Law and Justice’s secret services are keeping tabs on the opposition

Bugged Hotels. Gazeta Wyborcza Daily reveals how the Law and Justice’s secret services are keeping tabs on the opposition

17.04.2023

According to Gazeta Wyborcza’s sources, special services are carrying out informal surveillance of guests at hotels managed by the Polish Hotel Holding [PHH]. Apart from those who are considered a terrorist threat, such espionage measures are also targeted at some activists. The PHH denies such claims.  On 10 September 2020, top party leaders representing the […]

Moldova dismisses the report slandering Kozlovska and Kramek’s Open Dialogue Foundation

Moldova dismisses the report slandering Kozlovska and Kramek’s Open Dialogue Foundation

06.02.2023

“It is a stain on the conscience not only of the previous government, but also of Moldovan parliamentarism,” said PAS MP Mihai Popsoi. The report that slandered the Open Dialogue Foundation was used by PiS politicians and publicists associated with them to attack the Foundation. The Open Dialogue Foundation is engaged in the defence of […]

The Supreme Administrative Court: The ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s entry into Poland is unjustified

The Supreme Administrative Court: The ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s entry into Poland is unjustified

09.12.2022

On 5 December 2022, the Supreme Administrative Court overruled the last verdict of the neo-judges at the Voivodeship Administrative Court that was unfavourable to Lyudmyla Kozlovska and thus ,the decision of the Mazovian Voivodeship in her case. The Court concluded that the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation poses no threat to national security – […]

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

20.10.2022

Thanks to the latest resolution of the Council of Europe, the Open Dialogue Foundation’s Lyudmyla Kozlovska hopes that she will be able to effectively appeal the ban on entering Poland and learn the reasons for her expulsion by the Polish authorities. “The Council of Europe stands up for foreigners prosecuted for political reasons,” said Kozlovska […]

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

14.10.2022

During the October 2022 plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ODF had the honour to organise a public hearing under the title “Erosion of the rule of law in Poland: Political abuses of the prosecution office”. The event, held on 13 October in the Council’s Strasbourg headquarters, was hosted by […]

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

09.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

Report of the Open Dialogue Foundation on the Public Prosecutor’s Office Under the Rule of the United Right Alliance

Report of the Open Dialogue Foundation on the Public Prosecutor’s Office Under the Rule of the United Right Alliance

29.09.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation has compiled a report in which it furnishes evidence and examples of unprecedented politicisation of the Public Prosecutor’s Office since the moment the United Right Alliance (Zjednoczona Prawica) took power in Poland in 2015. The report provides examples of abuse of the Public Prosecutor’s Office by those in power, for whom […]

Nazi “Gazeta Polska“ cover: Appeal court orders Tomasz Sakiewicz apology

Nazi “Gazeta Polska“ cover: Appeal court orders Tomasz Sakiewicz apology

23.08.2022

The Court of Appeal in Warsaw decided that the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Bartosz Kramek, had been defamed and stigmatised by Tomasz Sakiewicz, the editor-in-chief of Gazeta Polska and by the newspaper’s publisher, Niezależne Wydawnictwo Polskie. The case concerned a photoshopped image of the Chair of ODF’s Supervisory Board […]

MEP Tarczynski and editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska”, Sakiewicz, lost their lawsuits against ODF. They must apologise

MEP Tarczynski and editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska”, Sakiewicz, lost their lawsuits against ODF. They must apologise

22.08.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation has won two more libel lawsuits against Law and Justice party officials. In total, ODF has also instituted 20 such suits in court against key Law and Justice politicians. Already four lawsuits have resulted in settlements in favour of the Foundation. IN AUGUST, ODF revealed that it won the lawsuit filed […]

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