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Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay arrested in connection with the criminal proceedings against Mukhtar Ablyazov in the BTA Bank case
On February 11, 2017, chief editor of the opposition newspaper ‘Tribuna’, Zhanbolat Mamay, was arrested. The Kazakhstani authorities have labelled him a ‘member of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s criminal group’. The charges against the journalist are based on the testimony of the refugee Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov,.
Turkey helped Nazarbayev to kidnap political refugee Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov
On 21 January, 2017 Turkish special services along with Kazakhstan special services took Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov, colleague of Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov, out from Turkey to an unknown destination. Zharimbetov was granted refugee status in Great Britain.
Нuman rights defenders urge Austria to prevent extradition of Nail Malyutin
We, the Russian and Polish human rights activists, hereby urge the Ministry of Justice of Austria to prevent the extradition of Nail Malyutin to Russia until the circumstances of his case are determined by the competent authorities of the Republic of Austria.
Russian whistle-blower Nail Malyutin at risk of extradition from Austria
On 7 December, 2016, the Higher Regional Court of Vienna (Oberlandesgericht Wien) revoked the decision of 29 July, 2015 to approve Malyutin’s extradition to Russia based on charges of incitement to murder. The court now ordered that the case of Malyutin be re-examined.
Open Dialog Foundation and Destination Justice wish to raise awareness of the practice of persecuting independent advocates currently in place in the Republic of Moldova
15 December 2016EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica MogheriniEuropean Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement NegotiationsJohannes HahnThe President of the European Commission Jean-Claude JunckerEuropean Parliament President Martin SchulzPACE President Pedro...
Kazakhstan: Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan sentenced to five years in prison for their participation in a peaceful rally
On 28 November, 2016, a Kazakh court sentenced activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan to five years in prison. The court also banned them for three years from engaging in social activities and ordered them to pay 530,250 tenge (approximately 1,500 euros).
‘Wprost’ publishes a Correction Notice regarding the violation of personal rights of the Open Dialog Foundation
On 6 October, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation concluded an Amicable Settlement with the publisher, the then editor-in-chief and one of the authors of the article entitled ‘ entitled ‘Lobbyści Oligarchy’, published in the weekly ‘Wprost’ in February 2014.