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 […]

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

09.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled – contrary to what the services subordinate to PiS have claimed – that Kozlovska poses no threat to national security. The court overturned the negative verdict of the Voivodeship Administrative Court judges. This is the 4th ruling that is beneficial for the activist, but she still cannot return to Poland. […]

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

06.12.2022

The decision to ban Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the Ukrainian head of an NGO, from entering Poland does not have a justifiable basis, the country’s top administrative court has ruled. Kozlovska has been unable to enter Poland for the last five years on unspecified security grounds. She has always denied that there is any proper basis for […]

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

05.12.2022

“The collected material, both secret and public, does not allow to state that Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses a threat to the security of the state,” the Supreme Administrative Court stated. The politically persecuted president of the Open Dialogue Foundation can again apply for the right of residence in Poland. The final decision of the Supreme Administrative […]

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

05.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) overturned the verdict of the Provincial Administrative Court (WSA) against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The NSA found that the material gathered did not lead to the conclusion that Kozlovska posed a threat to state security. This means that the expulsion of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation from Poland and the […]

Defending right to assembly in Kazakhstan at the OSCE/ODIHR conference

Defending right to assembly in Kazakhstan at the OSCE/ODIHR conference

10.10.2022

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 […]

Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

07.05.2022

On April 29, 2022, activist and citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych went missing in the occupied Crimea while returning home from work. On the same day, Russian security forces searched Iryna’s house in the village of Vladyslavivka near Feodosia, where she lived with her parents, and seized her phone and equipment. The representatives of the occupying […]

‘International institutions must protect Ukrainians from abductions and executions’, Ukrainian SCOs

‘International institutions must protect Ukrainians from abductions and executions’, Ukrainian SCOs

14.03.2022

The appeal was published on March 14 https://zmina.ua/statements/mizhnarodni-struktury-mayut-zahystyty-ukrayincziv-vid-vykraden-ta-strat-gromadskist/ Official addresses of the institutions to which we appeal:[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]@[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]  APPEAL to the international community on abductions and executions of Ukrainian activists, journalists, and local government officials in Russian-occupied territories We, representatives of Ukrainian NGOs, appeal to the international community in connection with the abductions and executions […]

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties

16.02.2022

Since the Law and Justice (PiS)-led United Right coalition took power in 2015, we have witnessed an unprecedented level of politicisation of the public prosecution service, which has been transformed into a tool serving political and personal interests of the ruling camp and its members. This resulted in a growing number of politically motivated cases of investigations carried out primarily against those regarded as opponents of the government.

Bartosz Kramek: Next Target in the Campaign Against the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

Bartosz Kramek: Next Target in the Campaign Against the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

17.01.2022

1. Summary The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), founded in 2009 in Poland, is a European NGO fighting for human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet area and, more recently, within the EU, focusing on stopping the rise of authoritarianism and the far-right in states like Poland and Hungary. Before 2017 the Foundation was known […]

Taking the Fight against Poland’s Government into the International Arena

Taking the Fight against Poland’s Government into the International Arena

14.12.2021

Read at: https://balkaninsight.com/2021/12/14/taking-the-fight-against-polands-government-into-the-international-arena/

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