Bartosz Kramek to remain in custody on PLN 300,000 bail

Bartosz Kramek to remain in custody on PLN 300,000 bail

25.06.2021

The court has issued an arrest warrant for Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation, which is secured by a bail of PLN 300,000. According to the prosecutor’s office, Kramek is to be charged with providing false representations concerning the provision of services worth PLN 5.3 million. Both Kramek, his wife and the ODF deny […]

Court arrests Bartosz Kramek, husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, head of Open Dialogue Foundation

Court arrests Bartosz Kramek, husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, head of Open Dialogue Foundation

25.06.2021

On Thursday, at the request of the public prosecutor’s office, the court issued an arrest warrant for Bartosz Kramek, activist and husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the head of the Open Dialogue Foundation who was expelled from Poland three years ago. What charges were brought against him? Making false statements in VAT invoices and money laundering. […]

Get Kramek! Activist in Temporary Custody

Get Kramek! Activist in Temporary Custody

25.06.2021

The Internal Security Agency detained the Chair of the Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation on charges formerly levelled by the clan of a corrupt Moldovan oligarch. Bartosz Kramek was arrested based on a warrant issued by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin. Since 2017, the Law and Justice government has been calling Bartosz Kramek […]

Public Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin chases Bartosz Kramek, husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation

Public Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin chases Bartosz Kramek, husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation

24.06.2021

The Internal Security Agency acting upon request of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin arrested Bartosz Kramek, an activist and husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland three years ago. What were the allegations? They were related to some invoices issued nine years ago. As Ms Kozlovska […]

Polish Civil Society Under Assault: Chair of ODF’s Supervisory Board detained on fabricated charges

Polish Civil Society Under Assault: Chair of ODF’s Supervisory Board detained on fabricated charges

24.06.2021

On the 23rd of June 2021, at 11:00, Bartosz Kramek, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation, was detained by Internal Security Agency officers, at the request of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin. After his detainment, he was transported from Warsaw to Lublin to be presented with “charges” and questioned. The […]

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s statement on the arrest of Bartosz Kramek by the Internal Security Agency

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s statement on the arrest of Bartosz Kramek by the Internal Security Agency

24.06.2021

Why did the Internal Security Agency detain the Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board? The Polish authorities are fighting human rights defenders: On 23 June 2021 at 11 a.m. Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board, was detained by officers of the Internal Security Agency Delegation in Lublin on order of the […]

Detention of Bartosz Kramek. “The government’s actions against the ODF recall the modus operandi of autocratic systems”

Detention of Bartosz Kramek. “The government’s actions against the ODF recall the modus operandi of autocratic systems”

24.06.2021

On Wednesday, officers of the Internal Security Agency detained Bartosz Kramek, a social activist and husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska – the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland in 2018. He is to face charges of false statements regarding the provision of consulting services in the amount of PLN 5.3 million. […]

Bartosz Kramek detained by the Internal Security Agency

Bartosz Kramek detained by the Internal Security Agency

23.06.2021

This morning, officers of the Internal Security Agency detained Bartosz Kramek, a social activist and husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska – the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland in 2018. He is to face charges of false statements regarding the provision of consulting services in the amount of PLN 5.3 million. […]

Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board detained by the Internal Security Agency

Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board detained by the Internal Security Agency

23.06.2021

The Internal Security Agency detained Bartosz Kramek on the order of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin. “We regard this as another act of political persecution of the Foundation by institutions subordinated to the PiS party,” commented the Open Dialogue Foundation. The Foundation has announced that Bartosz Kramek was detained on June 23 by order […]

Kazakhstan: the EP’s new resolution urges for sanctions against human rights violators

Kazakhstan: the EP’s new resolution urges for sanctions against human rights violators

05.03.2021

A debate during the European Parliament’s plenary session on February 11, 2021, led to the adoption of an urgent resolution concerning the human rights situation in Kazakhstan. The MEPs voted in favour of one of the strongest appeals ever issued by the EP, firmly condemning the current situation in the country. The resolution is a […]

Voices of Kazakhstan #3: pre-election review of human rights situation (23 Dec-3 Jan)

Voices of Kazakhstan #3: pre-election review of human rights situation (23 Dec-3 Jan)

05.01.2021

Kazakh regime flexes its muscles in the run-up to the January elections Tightening the authoritarian grip (source: Int. media coverage) Despite the encouraging news of Kazakhstan abolishing the death penalty on Jan 2nd, the wider picture is not all so rosy. With the elections approaching, the authorities put further pressure on the civil society – […]

Voices of Kazakhstan #2: pre-election review of human rights situation

Voices of Kazakhstan #2: pre-election review of human rights situation

23.12.2020

Please, listen to the citizens of Kazakhstan January 10, 2021, is upon us, and with it comes a critical time for Kazakhstani civil society. With the parliamentary election looming large, the authorities are trying to ruthlessly silence any voice of dissent. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan plays a deceptive game with the international community by inviting – to […]

Italian MPs alarmed by the human rights backsliding in Kazakhstan

Italian MPs alarmed by the human rights backsliding in Kazakhstan

07.12.2020

On 25 November 2020, 6 members of the Italian Parliament addressed President Tokayev with a letter, expressing their deep concern about the worrying state of fundamental freedoms in Kazakhstan; the mass repression puts Kazakhstan’s international credibility and its intention of becoming a ‘listening state’ (i.e. open to dialogue with civil society) at stake right before its parliamentary election.

Oppositionist Therefore Extremist

Oppositionist Therefore Extremist

01.12.2020

Over the last 2.5 years, the authorities of Kazakhstan have arbitrarily detained over 7,000 peaceful protesters, which is an unprecedented amount in the history of the country.

Shortcomings in the law enforcement system of Ukraine exemplified by the investigation of attacks on civil activists

Shortcomings in the law enforcement system of Ukraine exemplified by the investigation of attacks on civil activists

20.11.2020

On 12 November 2020, the FightBack legal self-help chat-bot was presented in Kyiv, which was designed to provide free assistance to victims of law enforcement agencies’ inaction and to collect information about the cases of inaction. The chat-bot was created as a result of a series of interviews with activists who were victims of violent attacks in different regions of Ukraine after 2014.

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