Request for removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from SIS submitted to the Office for Foreigners

Request for removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from SIS submitted to the Office for Foreigners

04.09.2018

On August 31, the authorised representative of the Open Dialogue Foundation, attorney Izabela Banach submitted to the Office for Foreigners a request to remove the personal data of Lyudmyla Kozlovska contained in the Schengen Information System I and II.

Wielowieyski and Święcicki defend the Open Dialogue Foundation. Polemic with Pełczyńska-Nałęcz

Wielowieyski and Święcicki defend the Open Dialogue Foundation. Polemic with Pełczyńska-Nałęcz

30.08.2018

Is the expulsion of the head of the Open Dialogue Foundation from the EU at the request of Poland a victory for the Russian services, for the ODF having gotten under their skin? That’s what Andrzej Wielowieyski and Marcin Święcicki think.

Dr. Evelien Brouwer: Schengen Entry Bans for Political Reasons? The Case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Dr. Evelien Brouwer: Schengen Entry Bans for Political Reasons? The Case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

30.08.2018

Before expelling Mrs Kozlovska to Kyiv, the Belgian authorities should have checked first whether this expulsion would not violate her rights to freedom of expression, family life, or effective judicial protection, but certainly her right to residence as a family member of a EU citizen.

Maia Sandu after meeting with Poland’s ambassador: Warsaw authorities are not interfering in the political struggle in Chisinau

Maia Sandu after meeting with Poland’s ambassador: Warsaw authorities are not interfering in the political struggle in Chisinau

27.08.2018

The embassy of Poland is upset that the decision of a Polish institution in relation to the non-governmental organization Open Dialogue Foundation is being used against the opposition in Chisinau.

Ombudsman intervenes on the issue of expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Ombudsman intervenes on the issue of expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

24.08.2018

The Ombudsman Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich raised the matter of President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, whose name has been put in the Schengen Information System by Plish authorities, resulting in a ban on entry on the territory of the European Union.

Kramek in the @Tłit_WP studio: My wife was not surprised by the deportation

Kramek in the @Tłit_WP studio: My wife was not surprised by the deportation

23.08.2018

On 23 August, Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Foundation Board, was a guest of Marek Kacprzak, a journalist of Wirtualna Polska, in the @Tłit_WP audition. During the interview, he commented on the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the ODF, from the territory of the European Union.

Onet: Ukraine outraged by the deportation of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from Poland and the EU

Onet: Ukraine outraged by the deportation of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from Poland and the EU

22.08.2018

Ukrainian activists, journalists and human rights defenders express their indignation at the deportation of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from Poland and the EU. Moreover, politicians from several Ukrainian parties asked the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain explanations from the Polish side.

Marcin Święcicki, Member of the Polish Sejm, issued a parliamentary question concerning the removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the territory of the EU to the Polish Prime Minister

Marcin Święcicki, Member of the Polish Sejm, issued a parliamentary question concerning the removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the territory of the EU to the Polish Prime Minister

22.08.2018

“I have filed a parliamentary question with the Prime Minister regarding the prohibition of entry into the Schengen Area issued in the case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska ” – this is what Marcin Święcicki Member of the Polish Sejm posted on his Facebook profile on 22 August, 2018.

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights: Detention of the ODF President has been illegal

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights: Detention of the ODF President has been illegal

22.08.2018

On 20 August, 2018 i.e. 6 days after Lyudmyla Kozlovska was detained and expelled from the European Union, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights expressed its opinion on the matter by publishing the following statement on its website.

Andrzej Wielowieyski for Rzeczpospolita: The strike against the Open Dialogue Foundation is Russia’s success

Andrzej Wielowieyski for Rzeczpospolita: The strike against the Open Dialogue Foundation is Russia’s success

21.08.2018

“Such a fierce attempt at gagging the Foundation and undermining its work, despite its undisputable contributions and achievements, is just bewildering. Obviously, there is one country which clearly dislikes the Open Dialogue Foundation. It is Russia.” – says Andrzej Wielowieyski.

Newsweek: European politicians stand up for Kozlovska who has been removed from the EU

Newsweek: European politicians stand up for Kozlovska who has been removed from the EU

20.08.2018

Guy Verhofstadt, Alice Stollmeyer and a number of other European activists and politicians speak out in defence of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation who has been removed from the EU territory upon demand of the Polish authorities – reports Newsweek.

Guy Verhofstadt: The Schengen visa ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska must be withdrawn

Guy Verhofstadt: The Schengen visa ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska must be withdrawn

18.08.2018

Guy Verhofstadt, the Chair of the Liberal Group at the European Parliament, famous for his bitter criticism of the reforms introduced in Poland by the Law and Justice party incisively commented on the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from the EU territory upon request of the Polish government.

KyivPost: Jaroslaw Kaczynski has been branded as Ukraine’s Foe of the Week. For his ‘outrageous attack’ on the ODF President

KyivPost: Jaroslaw Kaczynski has been branded as Ukraine’s Foe of the Week. For his ‘outrageous attack’ on the ODF President

17.08.2018

One may well anticipate the abuse of Interpol’s Red Notice system by Kremlin to persecute its political adversaries. However, such abuse of the Schengen Information System by the government of an EU Member State in order to silence its critic is quite shocking – says Euan MacDonald.

Ukrainian NGOs call for support for Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Ukrainian NGOs call for support for Lyudmyla Kozlovska

17.08.2018

“In our opinion, entering Lyudmyla Kozlovska into the Schengen Information System (SIS) and depriving her of the right to stay within the Schengen area is a dangerous precedent initiating a new way of persecution of civil activists in the EU Member States” – claims a group of Ukrainian NGOs.

MEP Rebecca Harms shocked by the expulsion of the ODF President from the EU

MEP Rebecca Harms shocked by the expulsion of the ODF President from the EU

17.08.2018

On 17 August, having heard about the detention (on the request of the Polish government), and, subsequently, expulsion from the EU territory of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska, MEP from the Green faction, Rebecca Harms expressed her shock.

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