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The court confirmed the dubious nature of the criminal charges against Aleksander Orlow; however, the investigative bodies fail to notice violations
For more than 4.5 years, a citizen of Poland, Aleksander Orlow, was held in detention in the Odessa detention facility under questionable charges. Due to the international publicity and professionalism of Ukrainian attorneys, it was possible to obtain a court decision on his release from custody.
Members of the European Parliament appeal to Interpol to stop political prosecution of Kazakh dissidents and activists
Members of the EP Mrs Julie Ward, Mrs Marju Lauristin, Mr Tomáš Zdechovský and Mr Tunne Kelam have addressed in a joint letter the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) and Secretary General of Interpol concerning the abuse of international arrest warrants by Kazakhstani authorities.
EU personal sanctions for the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens: one step closer
On 16 March, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the situation in occupied Crimea. The resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately and unconditionally release all Ukrainian political prisoners.
Criminal prosecution of Ukrainian citizens for political reasons in Russia and occupied Crimea
Russian military aggression against Ukraine is accompanied by a large-scale oppression of Ukrainian citizens. More than 60 people have been subjected to criminal prosecution for political reasons. Of these, 45 persons are being held in detention.
About the need for urgent reaction of the European Union to the organised attack against attorneys and people who support political prisoners in occupied Crimea
Searches and arrests, enforced disappearances and beatings, censorship and bans on protests have become an everyday reality in Crimea. Currently, at least 39 people are being held in detention on trumped-up charges.
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.
The case of Vitaliy Buntov: A prisoner who won his case against Russia at the ECHR continues to be subjected to torture
V.Buntov has been repeatedly subjected to torture due to his refusal to withdraw a complaint he filed against FR with the ECHR. Russian authorities deny him medical care and demonstratively threaten him with an extended prison sentence in retaliation for his attempts to defend his rights in the ECHR