Poland's Internal Security Agency revealed activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska was deported from the EU due to “serious doubts regarding the funding of the Open Dialog Foundation Ms Kozlovska is running.”
Poland's Internal Security Agency has announced it had negatively appraised the application of Lyudmyla Kozlovska – a Ukrainian national – for long-term residentship in the EU.
“As a result, Ms Kozlovska has been banned from entering the territory of Poland and the EU,” the agency wrote in a statement.
Lyudmyla Kozlovska is head of the “Open Dialogue Foundation,” which has been described as a “Polish anti-government group.”
The foundation is a Poland-based organization that has reportedly called for the conservative government in Warsaw to be overthrown.
The Internal Security Agency issued the opinion in relation to “serious doubts regarding the funding of the Open Dialog Foundation Ms Kozlovska is running, which may produce further legal effects,” the spokesperson of the Internal Security Agency, Stanisław Żaryn, announced on Monday.
After being put on the Schengen Information System (SIS) blacklist, Ms Kozlovska was detained at an airport in Brussels on August 13 and deported to Kiev a day later.
The Head of the Internal Security Agency has issued a negative opinion regarding the application for the residence permit for the long-term resident of the EU submitted by Mrs. Lyudmyla Kozlovska. As a result, Mrs. Kozlovska has been banned from entering the territory of the EU pic.twitter.com/Q3EDLwb5CJ— Stanisław Żaryn (@StZaryn) August 20, 2018
Black lists against democracy activists are worthy of authoritarian regimes, not of EU Member States. The Schengen visa ban on Lyudmila Kozlowska must be withdrawn - or Poland’s role in Schengen reviewed https://t.co/0sh1nTqrEY— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) August 17, 2018