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 […]

Italian legislators: stop and prevent the abuse of AML/CFT laws by dictators

Italian legislators: stop and prevent the abuse of AML/CFT laws by dictators

19.04.2023

On 17 and 18 April 2023, a delegation led by the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) conducted an advocacy mission to Rome to raise awareness on the abuse of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) rules perpetrated by authoritarian regimes as a tool for transnational repression, and to expose how Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan […]

Agnieszka Kublik: Stay alert while in a hotel bathroom! This is not a hitchcock movie, this is Kaczyński’s Poland

Agnieszka Kublik: Stay alert while in a hotel bathroom! This is not a hitchcock movie, this is Kaczyński’s Poland

19.04.2023

The first report of the Commission investigating Russian influence is to be presented just before the elections, which for Kaczyński are the battle of his life. The Law and Justice party will watch you in a hotel bathroom, wiretap you using the Pegasus spyware system, at home and on the street, and the McCarthy commission […]

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 […]

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