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 […]

Parliament of Moldova annulled the slanderous report

Parliament of Moldova annulled the slanderous report

08.02.2023

The Moldovan Parliament has annulled the report on the alleged interference of the Open Dialogue Foundation into internal affairs of the state. On 2 February 2023, MPs of the ruling Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) recognized that the report was being used as an intimidating tool against the opposition, and the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, […]

Moldova dismisses the report slandering Kozlovska and Kramek’s Open Dialogue Foundation

Moldova dismisses the report slandering Kozlovska and Kramek’s Open Dialogue Foundation

06.02.2023

“It is a stain on the conscience not only of the previous government, but also of Moldovan parliamentarism,” said PAS MP Mihai Popsoi. The report that slandered the Open Dialogue Foundation was used by PiS politicians and publicists associated with them to attack the Foundation. The Open Dialogue Foundation is engaged in the defence of […]

“Plahotniuc’s repressive tools”: Lyudmyla Kozlovska comments on the annulment of the report against the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

“Plahotniuc’s repressive tools”: Lyudmyla Kozlovska comments on the annulment of the report against the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF)

03.02.2023

The human rights defender Lyudmyla Kozlovska, in an interview with Europa Liberă, has commented on the decision of the Moldovan Parliament to annul the 2018 Report, falsely claiming that the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) had allegedly interfered in Moldova’s internal affairs. According to Ms Kozlovska, lobbyists from other countries tried to use the Report against […]

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

11.01.2023

Executive summary On 31 October 2022, a newly created, supposed NGO, the Institute for European Integrity (IEI), published an entry for the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) as part of its “NGO Watchlist.” IEI labelled the Foundation as an organisation with alleged “strong links to individual(s) sanctioned or criminally prosecuted by a European Union, United States […]

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

09.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled – contrary to what the services subordinate to PiS have claimed – that Kozlovska poses no threat to national security. The court overturned the negative verdict of the Voivodeship Administrative Court judges. This is the 4th ruling that is beneficial for the activist, but she still cannot return to Poland. […]

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