The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

05.12.2022

“The collected material, both secret and public, does not allow to state that Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses a threat to the security of the state,” the Supreme Administrative Court stated. The politically persecuted president of the Open Dialogue Foundation can again apply for the right of residence in Poland. The final decision of the Supreme Administrative […]

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

05.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) overturned the verdict of the Provincial Administrative Court (WSA) against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The NSA found that the material gathered did not lead to the conclusion that Kozlovska posed a threat to state security. This means that the expulsion of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation from Poland and the […]

“Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska at Plan ₿ Forum 2022

“Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska at Plan ₿ Forum 2022

22.10.2022

On 20–21 October 2022, the Plan ₿ Forum explored the theme of financial freedom facilitated by Bitcoin in the Swiss city of Lugano. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, actively participated in a panel discussion during the event. The panel, moderated by Farida Nabourema, Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League, also […]

KAZAKHSTAN: The List of Political Prisoners and Other Victims of Political Persecutions

KAZAKHSTAN: The List of Political Prisoners and Other Victims of Political Persecutions

20.10.2022

Disclaimer: This brief contains lists of political prisoners, victims of torture and mass shooting in January 2022, victims of political persecution, including Kazakhstani human rights defenders, and Karakalpakstani civil activists (at risk of extradition to Uzbekistan) – identified by human rights defenders. The lists are not exhaustive. The information provided in this brief has been […]

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

14.10.2022

During the October 2022 plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ODF had the honour to organise a public hearing under the title “Erosion of the rule of law in Poland: Political abuses of the prosecution office”. The event, held on 13 October in the Council’s Strasbourg headquarters, was hosted by […]

ODF organises hearing on the politicised prosecution service at OSCE

ODF organises hearing on the politicised prosecution service at OSCE

11.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

Defending right to assembly in Kazakhstan at the OSCE/ODIHR conference

Defending right to assembly in Kazakhstan at the OSCE/ODIHR conference

10.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

09.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

Another victory for the Open Dialogue Foundation. The court: Dominik Tarczyński must apologise

Another victory for the Open Dialogue Foundation. The court: Dominik Tarczyński must apologise

09.08.2022

A member of the European Parliament from the Law and Justice (PiS) party must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) for his allegations about the involvement of the ODF in the laundering of money from Russia. This is another victory of the Foundation in the case of violation of personal rights against representatives of […]

The District Court in Warsaw rules that a PiS MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation

The District Court in Warsaw rules that a PiS MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation

09.08.2022

Dominik Tarczyński, a PiS MEP, must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation for his statement about the Foundation’s alleged involvement in laundering money coming from Russia. This is yet another case won by the Foundation concerning the violation of personal rights by representatives of the ruling party. The MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue […]

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

05.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik has been ordered to publish an apology to the Open Dialogue Foundation. A court of law has so decided. The deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration suggested that the Foundation of had ties with Russia and engaged into money laundering practices.

The Shooting of Peaceful Protesters in Karakalpakstan

The Shooting of Peaceful Protesters in Karakalpakstan

03.08.2022

Uzbekistan hides the names of those killed, missing, and victims of mass arbitrary detentions The report was prepared by a coalition of human rights organisations #ActivistsNotExtremists, including the Open Dialogue Foundation, “Qaharman” Human Rights Foundation, “Elimay” Human Rights Movement, “Bostandyq Kz” Human Rights Initiative, “Femina Virtute” Human Rights Movement, “Article 14” Human Rights Movement, “405” […]

Tok FM: Does Wąsik’s testimony arise from despair or perhaps a sense of impunity?

Tok FM: Does Wąsik’s testimony arise from despair or perhaps a sense of impunity?

03.08.2022

“A judgment has been passed by a Warsaw court obliging Wąsik to apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation, which has been repressed in a totally unprecedented manner, including the expulsion of its founder, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, from Poland. This is a Foundation that is devoted to defending democracy in Kazakhstan, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, and, of course, […]

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

02.08.2022

Minister Zbigniew Ziobro’s statement prompted a fierce Twitter exchange between the former prime minister Marek Belka and Maciej Wąsik, the deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. The Law and Justice politician called Belka a “full-fledged Bolshevik” and Marek Belka, in turn, reminded him that he had lost a case in court.

Kazakhstan: Persecution of relatives of victims of mass shootings and torture for demanding a fair investigation

Kazakhstan: Persecution of relatives of victims of mass shootings and torture for demanding a fair investigation

18.07.2022

After the tragic January events, the Kazakhstani authorities publicly refused to ensure an international investigation into the matter and said they would conduct an objective and full investigation themselves

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