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Controversial think-tank #ODF probed by Polish government

Controversial think-tank #ODF probed by Polish government

| November 30, 2018

Polish security services have launched an investigation into the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) following serious allegations about its funding, writes James Hipwell. The Polish government has launched an investigation into the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), a controversial think tank with an office in Brussels, after finding evidence the organization may have received funding from “offshore […]

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#OpenDialogFoundation – Open for business…especially if you’re a billionaire fraudster

#OpenDialogFoundation – Open for business…especially if you’re a billionaire fraudster

| October 4, 2018

Any investigation into the Open Dialog Foundation will have to focus on its links to serious economic crimes in Moldova and Kazakhstan, say critics of the human rights organization, writes James Hipwell. When Romanian MEP Andi Cristea (pictured) called for an investigation into the funding of controversial think-tank the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) this month, […]

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#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) calls on all EU member states to support the introduction of “targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful kidnapping, persecution and detention of Nadiya Savchenko”. The Ukrainian woman (pictured), a politician and pilot, is since 2014 imprisoned in Russia. During last week’s plenary session in Strasbourg, upon an initiative […]

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France extradites Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia

France extradites Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) has signalled the latest worrying developments in the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov , Kazakh dissident and the main politicial opponent to Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. On 17 September, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls signed an extradition decree in  Ablyazov’s lawyers announced an appeal to the French Council of State. You can […]

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Kazakhstan: Stage-managed elections against backdrop of authorities’ crackdown on dissent

Kazakhstan: Stage-managed elections against backdrop of authorities’ crackdown on dissent

Opinion by The Open Dialog Foundation Early presidential elections resemble a staged play under the facade of democracy. Uncompetitive elections are a way for Nazarbayev to consolidate autocratic power. On the eve of the election, the president’s political opponents are either in prison or in exile; independent media outlets are closed, activists are intimidated, and […]

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Open Dialog Foundation welcomes Spain’s decision to close case on Muratbek Ketebayev

Open Dialog Foundation welcomes Spain’s decision to close case on Muratbek Ketebayev

Muratbek Ketebayev (pictured) left Spain and went back to Poland, where since December 2013 he has a refugee status. It ended the procedure, through which the regime of Nursultan Nazarbayev tried to obtain Ketebayev’s extradition from Spain to Kazakhstan. “I am very happy that the Spanish Ministry of Justice decided to close the case without […]

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Open Dialog presents Savchenko list and urges sanctions on those responsible

Open Dialog presents Savchenko list and urges sanctions on those responsible

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear Colleagues and Friends,The Open Dialogue Foundation urges the imposition of personal sanctions against persons responsible for the kidnapping, arrest and imprisonment of Ukraine’s PACE delegate, people’s deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ukrainian citizen Nadiya Savchenko, as well as for other gross violations of human rights in the Russian Federation.Savchenko, a Ukrainian servicewoman, […]

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