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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).
The UN Human Rights Committee raises serious concerns about the full implementation of freedom of expression and political participation in Kazakhstan
Geneva 23 June 2016 - On 22 and 23 June 2016 the UNHRC - the body that monitors the implementation of the rights enshrined in the ICCPR - reviewed for the second time since Kazakhstan is a party to the ICCPR the status of civil and political rights in the country.
The Open Dialog Foundation and Destination Justice bring international attention to violations of freedom of expression in Kazakhstan
On 22-23 June 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee will consider the implementation of Kazakhstan's obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
To protect civil society in Kazakhstan: the Foundation’s recommendations within the framework of the UN High Commissioner for Human Right's report
In April 2015, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights initiated consultations on the development of recommendations, aimed at creating of a favourable environment for civil society’s activities.
Donald Tusk must raise the issue of mounting restrictions on free speech and continuous repression of political opposition in Kazakhstan during his meeting with President Nazarbayev
Donald Tusk should use the occasion of the meeting not only to exchange political pleasantries but also to address the sensitive and uncomfortable issues in the EU, said Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation.
Open Dialog Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands
The Open Dialog Foundation, an international NGO active in promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet area supports a political asylum request filed to the Dutch authorities by a Turkmen citizen, Mr Uhmyt Hallyyev and his family.
Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers
Kazakhstan demands that administrations of social networks disclose personal data of independent journalists, bloggers and political opponents. In retaliation for criticism, the authorities bring criminal charges of ‘spreading false information’ against inconvenient journalists.