Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who spent five years detained in a Russian prison, and Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland by the Law and Justice government, met in Strasburg with French President Emmanuel Macron. An account of the visi
- Arbitrary detentions
- Mass detentions
- Freedom of speech
- Civil liberties
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of association
- Freedom of religion
- Rule of law
- Hate speech and hate crimes
- Prisoners' rights
- Political prisoners
- Political refugees
- Expulsions and entry bans
- Fair trial
- Political persecution
- Death penalty
- Punitive psychiatry
- Schengen Information System
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Rights of soldiers and veterans
- Humanitarian aid
- International law
- Magnitsky Act
- Attacks on activists
- Selective justice
- Judiciary independence
- Persecution of lawyers
- Polish-Ukrainian relations
- Law enforcement and security
- Enforced disappearances
- War crimes
Crimean film director, Maidan activist, Ukrainian patriot and one of the bravest prisoners of the Kremlin, Oleg Sentsov has recently regained his freedom. We – along with many others – had solicited for his release for the five years he spent in Russia under arrest and in prison.
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.
Oleksandra Matviychuk, the head of the Center for Civil Liberties, handed over to Kurt Volker, an appeal from more than 50 civil society associations (including the Open Dialog Foundation) regarding strategic priorities in the course of negotiations with Russia.
We seek your urgent support to save the life of victim of the latest political persecution of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea. He is 57-years old Bekir Degermendzhi who was detained on 23 of November this year on a fabricated criminal charge.
Since the beginning of the Russian–Ukrainian conflict, at least 65 Ukrainian citizens have faced politically motivated criminal proceedings in Russia, as well as in the occupied Crimea.
On the occasion of the OSCE HDIM 2017, the Open Dialog Foundation held an expert seminar “Human Rights and Political Persecution in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan” in Warsaw on 21 September 2017. This discussion was our last side event during HDIM 2017.
The Open Dialog Foundation is pleased to invite you to an expert seminar “Human Rights and Political Persecution in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan”, which will be held in Warsaw on Thursday 21 2017, from 18:15_19:45 pm, at the premises of the National Stadium (PGE Narodowy), Room 3
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!
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.
On Thursday 16 March, 2017, during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, a debate on Ukrainian political prisoners and situation in Crimea was held. After the discussion, an urgent resolution was adopted
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.
Russian military aggression against Ukraine is accompanied by a large-scale oppression of Ukrainian citizens. More than 60 people have been subjected to criminal prosecution for political reasons. Of these, 45 persons are being held in detention.
Searches and arrests, enforced disappearances and beatings, censorship and bans on protests have become an everyday reality in Crimea. Currently, at least 39 people are being held in detention on trumped-up charges.
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.