How Zbigniew Ziobro’s Public Prosecution Office “Broke Businessmen”. Report on Harassment

How Zbigniew Ziobro’s Public Prosecution Office “Broke Businessmen”. Report on Harassment

11.10.2023

At the beginning of the week, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Association of Judges “Themis” (Polish: Stowarzyszenie Sędziów „Themis”) published a report that portrays the actions of the Public Prosecution Office under Zbigniew Ziobro in quite a terrible light. In this report, businessmen recount the harassment they have suffered at the hands of investigators. […]

How Zbigniew Ziobro’s Public Prosecutor’s Office ‘Broke Businessmen’s Backs’

How Zbigniew Ziobro’s Public Prosecutor’s Office ‘Broke Businessmen’s Backs’

11.10.2023

On Monday afternoon, at a meeting marking the publication of a report, former PKP (Polish Railways) head Jakub Karnowski and entrepreneurs Piotr Osiecki and Przemyslaw Krych spoke about the investigations and repression that have befallen them in recent years at the hands of the Polish Prosecutor’s Office. They spoke not only of bogus charges, detentions […]

ODF and Themis ‘Malicious Prosecution’ Report on Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office

ODF and Themis ‘Malicious Prosecution’ Report on Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office

07.10.2023

Together with the “Themis” Association of Judges, we are proud to present the latest version of the report on abuses of power perpetrated by the Polish public prosecutor’s office under the rule of Zbigniew Ziobro: “Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Derelition of Duties“. Monday 9 October, 16:00 – there will be a live broadcast […]

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Derelition of Duties since 2015

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Derelition of Duties since 2015

06.10.2023

Preface Since the Law and Justice (PiS)-led United Right Coalition [Composed of PiS and its two junior partners – Solidarna Polska (United Poland, led by the Justice Minister/Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro) and, until August 2021, Porozumienie Jarosława Gowina (Jarosław Gowin’s Agreement)] took power in 2015, an unprecedented politicisation of the public prosecution has occurred, which has […]

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

06.10.2023

On 5 October 2023, webeconomy.info published an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, on solving the problem of people and NGOs excluded from the financial system. She talked about how Bitcoin has become a tool for defending human rights, delivering humanitarian aid and surviving in the face of political persecution. It […]

Statement of International Human Rights and Rule of Law Defenders: Mukhtar Ablyazov’s Expulsion from France Must Be Stopped

Statement of International Human Rights and Rule of Law Defenders: Mukhtar Ablyazov’s Expulsion from France Must Be Stopped

26.09.2023

It falls upon France to protect the refugee on its soil. A withdrawal of Ablyazov’s asylum status and his expulsion under Kazakhstan’s influence, if effective, would be a dangerous precedent and further encouragement for autocrats to weaponize the law against their opponents, making a mockery of French, European and international justice. We, the representatives of […]

TABConf2023: Bitcoin against transnational persecution

TABConf2023: Bitcoin against transnational persecution

25.09.2023

From 6 to 9 September 2023, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska took part in the ‘TABConf2023 — A Technical Bitcoin Conference‘ in the US city of Atlanta. As part of the event, she gave an interview to the largest educational platform dedicated to Bitcoin — Area Bitcoin Education.  “I am here […]

OKO.press: Judge in ‘Gazeta Polska’ cover case subjected to disciplinary measures

OKO.press: Judge in ‘Gazeta Polska’ cover case subjected to disciplinary measures

21.08.2023

A Warsaw judge, Tomasz Jaskłowski, was subjected to disciplinary action after his judgment in the “Gazeta Polska” cover case. A complaint against him was filed by the weekly’s editor-in-chief, Tomasz Sakiewicz, who had lost the trial, writes OKO.press. Tomasz Jaskłowski, Judge at the District Court in Warsaw, was subjected to disciplinary measures in connection with […]

Judge who orders Gazeta Polska apology for Wehrmacht cover now facing disciplinary action

Judge who orders Gazeta Polska apology for Wehrmacht cover now facing disciplinary action

20.08.2023

A Warsaw judge, Tomasz Jaskłowski, is being prosecuted in connection with his judgment unfavourable to a right-wing newspaper. The complaint against him was filed by Tomasz Sakiewicz, who lost a case presided over by the judge. He is the second Warsaw judge to face trouble for sentences handed down on Gazeta Polska. This is the […]

How much the PiS government knows about us and what it can do to us. It has the most sensitive, intimate data

How much the PiS government knows about us and what it can do to us. It has the most sensitive, intimate data

14.08.2023

In April, we learned that the PiS authorities do not hesitate to force private entities into operational cooperation. Gazeta Wyborcza, based on a notarised statement by Robert Z., a whistleblower who was the security manager at the Polish Hotel Holding while also an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, writes that Robert […]

A Law and Justice MEP lost a court case against the Open Dialogue Foundation. He is to keep his apology statement published for two months.

A Law and Justice MEP lost a court case against the Open Dialogue Foundation. He is to keep his apology statement published for two months.

28.07.2023

The court of first instance ordered a Law and Justice MEP, Joachim Brudziński, to apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation, its President Lyudmyla Kozlowska and Bartosz Kramek for a Twitter post published four years ago. Brudziński is also obliged to pay PLN 30,000 in damages. Joachim Brudziński has been sued for his Twitter post as […]

TVP must broadcast the apology as the first piece of news in “Wiadomości” news service. The court precisely designated the specific time of the broadcast

TVP must broadcast the apology as the first piece of news in “Wiadomości” news service. The court precisely designated the specific time of the broadcast

03.07.2023

Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek of the Open Dialogue Foundation have successfully sued TVP for libel. According to the judgment issued by the Court following a four-year trial, Polish Television’s obligations include apologising to the activists at the beginning of its “Wiadomości” news service. The Foundation dubbed this ruling “an unprecedented judgment issued in the […]

TVP is to apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation at the beginning of “Wiadomości” news service and pay compenstation of PLN 200,000

TVP is to apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation at the beginning of “Wiadomości” news service and pay compenstation of PLN 200,000

03.07.2023

TVP is obliged to apologise Bartosz Kramek, Lyudmyla Kozlovska and the Open Dialogue Foundation for the violation of their personal rights – ruled the District Court in Warsaw. In addition, TVP must pay a total of PLN 200,000 in damages. “This is yet another win in our litigation for infringement of our personal rights. The […]

An unprecedented penalty for TVP Channel. They have no choice but to pay hundreds of thousands of zlotys.

An unprecedented penalty for TVP Channel. They have no choice but to pay hundreds of thousands of zlotys.

03.07.2023

Lyudmyla Kozlovska has announced the surprising piece of information. The court has issueda decision in the case involving the Open Dialogue Foundation, which brought a lawsuitagainst Polish Television [i.e. TVP]. The justice finally prevailed, after four years of courtproceedings. TVP will have to apologize to the plaintiff, but this is not the end of the […]

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