Poland to investigate alleged use of Pegasus spyware by last government

Poland to investigate alleged use of Pegasus spyware by last government

16.02.2024

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Public appeal for Justice Ministry review of “politically motivated prosecutions” from 2015–23

Public appeal for Justice Ministry review of “politically motivated prosecutions” from 2015–23

12.02.2024

A public appeal to the Ministry of Justice to review “politically motivated prosecutions from 2015 to 2023”, with dozens of signatories, including former President Lech Wałęsa, was published on Monday on the website of the Open Dialogue Foundation. “As citizens of the Republic of Poland, supporting the victims of the arbitrary and highly questionable actions […]

Audit of Ziarkiewicz investigations begins. Giertych, Police Chief Szymczyk’s brother, Wojtunik, Kramek…

Audit of Ziarkiewicz investigations begins. Giertych, Police Chief Szymczyk’s brother, Wojtunik, Kramek…

09.02.2024

“An audit of all cases handled by the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin is underway,” the new head of this institution, Cezary Maj, tells Wyborcza. Among them are the cases concerning Roman Giertych, brother of the police chief, the VAT affair and former PKP President Jakub Karnowski. The head of the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in […]

Hold PiS to account for persecuting defenders of rule of law. Inquiry needed

Hold PiS to account for persecuting defenders of rule of law. Inquiry needed

02.02.2024

“For eight years PiS has been ruining the lives of people defending the rule of law in Poland. If we want to talk about democratic change, there must be accountability,” say Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF). They are calling for a commission of inquiry into the matter.  The Open […]

Libel case win against Balli Marzec over hate speech and fake news lawsuit

Libel case win against Balli Marzec over hate speech and fake news lawsuit

26.01.2024

Yet another libel case was concluded in our favour the District Court in Warsaw. On 19 December 2023, the court ordered Balli Marzec, the self-proclaimed “leader of the Kazakhstani opposition abroad”, known for her anti-Ukrainian views, to apologise and pay a total of PLN 20,000 compensation to the Open Dialogue Foundation for violation of personal rights. […]

Ziobro’s prosecutor shares secret case file with Patryk Yaki’s lawyer

Ziobro’s prosecutor shares secret case file with Patryk Yaki’s lawyer

25.01.2024

Throughout most of the proceedings, Ziobro’s trusted prosecutor refused to make case files available to suspect Bartosz Kramek. Meanwhile, Patryk Yaki’s lawyer — Ziobro’s party colleague — had easy accessed them. However, according to lawyers, he should not have had them at all, as he was not a party to the case. In 2019, Patryk […]

The House of Cards Poland: The aftermath of the parliamentary elections on the rule of law

The House of Cards Poland: The aftermath of the parliamentary elections on the rule of law

17.01.2024

1. How did the parliamentary elections pan out? Following the parliamentary elections in October 2023, the political situation in Poland has changed substantially. According to the final count by the National Electoral Commission, turnout reached a record-setting 74.4%. In the lower house, the Sejm, the opposition, secured 248 seats, compared to the Law and Justice […]

The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report”

The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report”

12.01.2024

In an article entitled “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report” for The Globe & Mail, Steven Chase wrote about Russia evading sanctions imposed by Canada for its invasion of Ukraine through Central Asia. According to the World Liberty Congress, an alliance of pro-democracy activists from authoritarian countries co-founded in 2022 by the […]

Court overturns Ukrainian NGO head’s Poland entry ban introduced by former government

Court overturns Ukrainian NGO head’s Poland entry ban introduced by former government

05.01.2024

Read the full article: notesfrompoland.com See also: Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban (25.01.2024) In other media: Wprost: Court handed down a judgement in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case (January 5, 2024) Gazeta Wyborcza: Lyudmyla Kozlovska regains right to stay in Poland after six years (January 5, 2024) Onet: Lyudmyla Kozlovska has the right to stay […]

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 […]

MEPs and human rights defenders: “Don’t hand Khassenov to Kazakhstan”

MEPs and human rights defenders: “Don’t hand Khassenov to Kazakhstan”

28.12.2023

MEPs and prominent human rights defenders are calling on Lithuania not to make the mistake of handing Daniyar Khassenov over to Kazakhstan. Khassenov lives in Lithuania and is facing forced expulsion by a court decision. The deportation of Daniyar Khassenov from Lithuania was initiated by the Lithuanian Migration Department. Khassenov is known as a human […]

Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

28.12.2023

Interview with the activist who enchanted the Plan ₿ Forum 2023 with her story, her struggles and her achievements. An icon and prominent figure in the field of civil defence, Lyudmyla Kozlovska is not a woman who knows what it means to give up. From the very beginning, the career of the now Chairperson of […]

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