Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban

Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban

25.01.2024

In an unprecedented manner, the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw ordered the Head of the Office for Foreigners to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s entry ban as unjustified. There is no record of Polish courts ever ordering the Head to remove an entry ban. The verdict dated 28 November 2023 was delivered to us on 18 December […]

Court handed down a judgement in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case

Court handed down a judgement in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case

05.01.2024

Ukrainian activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation and wife of Bartosz Kramek, is again allowed to enter Poland. The ban lasted more than five years. Last year on 13 December, the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw issued a judgement ordering the Head of the Office for Foreigners to immediately remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska […]

Lyudmyla Kozlovska regains right to stay in Poland after six years

Lyudmyla Kozlovska regains right to stay in Poland after six years

05.01.2024

The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw has ordered the Office for Foreigners to remove the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, from the register of foreigners whose residence on the territory of Poland is undesirable. “From our point of view, this is a precedent-setting ruling. For the first time, the court has not […]

Lyudmyla Kozlovska has the right to stay in Poland. Landmark judgment of the administrative court

Lyudmyla Kozlovska has the right to stay in Poland. Landmark judgment of the administrative court

04.01.2024

Last year, on 13 December, the Warsaw Provincial Administrative Court ordered the Office for Foreigners to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the list of undesirable people in Poland. “In 2018, after many years of residency, I was banned from entering Poland upon a  private request of Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik who controlled the Polish special […]

PAC: Lyudmyla Kozlovska no longer an undesirable

PAC: Lyudmyla Kozlovska no longer an undesirable

04.01.2024

After almost six years of legal battles, the Provincial Administrative Court (PAC) ordered that the pro-democracy activist and President of the Open Dialogue Foundation be removed from the list of people not allowed into Poland. Services subordinate to the Law and Justice party considered her a threat to Poland after ODF objected to the politicisation […]

How much the PiS government knows about us and what it can do to us. It has the most sensitive, intimate data

How much the PiS government knows about us and what it can do to us. It has the most sensitive, intimate data

14.08.2023

In April, we learned that the PiS authorities do not hesitate to force private entities into operational cooperation. Gazeta Wyborcza, based on a notarised statement by Robert Z., a whistleblower who was the security manager at the Polish Hotel Holding while also an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, writes that Robert […]

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 […]

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 […]

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