Public appeal to Adam Bodnar. “Political investigations must be closed”

Public appeal to Adam Bodnar. “Political investigations must be closed”

 “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 […]

Public appeal to review political investigations from 2015-2023

Public appeal to review political investigations from 2015-2023

Warsaw, 12 February 2024 Adam BodnarProsecutor General of the Republic of PolandMinister of Justice Public appeal for a review of politically motivated prosecutions from 2015-2023 and the rehabilitation of victims As a person of unquestionable authority in the defence of human rights and the rule of law, your appointment as Minister of Justice and Prosecutor […]

NGOs: Bodnar, look into political prosecutions

NGOs: Bodnar, look into political prosecutions

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 to Adam Bodnar to end political investigations and rehabilitate the victims

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

“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 […]

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

Opposition in bugged hotel. New investigation launched involving Maciej Wąsik

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

“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

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

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

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 Voivodeship 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

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 […]

VAC: Lyudmyla Kozlovska no longer an undesirable

VAC: Lyudmyla Kozlovska no longer an undesirable

After almost six years of legal battles, the Voivodeship Administrative Court (VAC) 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 […]

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