NGOs: Bodnar, look into political prosecutions

NGOs: Bodnar, look into political prosecutions

12.02.2024

More than 30 NGOs and more than 40 well-known personalities have signed an open public appeal to the Prosecutor General and Minister of Justice Adam Bodnar. They want a special team of prosecutors to analyse “politically motivated prosecutions” initiated against PiS opponents. They also demand the rehabilitation of wronged parties by a Public Prosecutor’s Office […]

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 […]

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar to end political investigations and rehabilitate the victims

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar to end political investigations and rehabilitate the victims

12.02.2024

“We believe that, as the new Prosecutor General, you have not only a unique opportunity, but also a moral obligation, to conduct an effective review of a number of politically motivated cases. We hope that, in the case of investigations that show a so-called reasonable suspicion of insufficient grounds for prosecution, independent prosecutors will take […]

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 […]

Bugged hotels. Public Prosecution launches investigation. Brudziński and Wąsik involved

Bugged hotels. Public Prosecution launches investigation. Brudziński and Wąsik involved

03.02.2024

The Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into unlawful surveillance in hotels of the Polish Hotel Holding and the passing of information by the President of PHH to a Law and Justice (PiS) MP about a meeting of opposition politicians in one of the hotels managed by the said holding company. “I was in such […]

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

03.02.2024

Unlawful surveillance at the hotels of Polish Hotel Holding (PHH) is being investigated. According to reports by Gazeta Wyborcza, the president of PHH allegedly passed information to Joachim Brudziński, a Law and Justice MP, about a meeting of politicians of the then-opposition in one of the hotels managed by the holding. The name of Maciej […]

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 […]

The case of Marat Danebayev: Brother of Kazakhstani political prisoner at risk of persecution

The case of Marat Danebayev: Brother of Kazakhstani political prisoner at risk of persecution

29.01.2024

Marat Danebayev – is a brother of a prominent Kazakhstani political prisoner Timur Danebayev. Marat Danebayev faced the risk of politically motivated persecution in Kazakhstan because he publicly covering the facts of ongoing repression against his brother, who is not receiving necessary medical care and is being held in unacceptable conditions. Marat was forced to […]

Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban

Unprecedented court order to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s Polish entry ban

25.01.2024

In an unprecedented manner, the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw ordered the Head of the Office for Foreigners to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s entry ban as unjustified. There is no record of Polish courts ever ordering the Head to remove an entry ban. The verdict dated 28 November 2023 was delivered to us on 18 December […]

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 […]

Why should human rights defenders be protected from AML/CFT abuses by authoritarian authorities?

Why should human rights defenders be protected from AML/CFT abuses by authoritarian authorities?

11.12.2023

On 8 December 2023, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation participated in the panel discussion “Regulation as an Opportunity” at the Digital Finance Summit in Brussels. Lyudmyla Kozlovska gave a presentation on the consequences of the misuse of anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations. The event, moderated by journalist Jimmy Franklin and Toon Vanagt, CEO […]

Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster

Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster

05.11.2023

Russia is threatened with exclusion from the international system of combating money laundering. The issue of Russia’s inclusion on the blacklist of the organisation in question – the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) – was considered at Ukraine’s request at a recent FATF session. The decision has not yet been made, but it may be […]

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