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- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- Oleg Sentsov
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Open Dialog Foundation's 2017 season's greetings and 2016 top achievements
As the Open Dialog Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support during the past year and wish you all the best in your professional and personal life in 2017! On this occasion we would like also to share with you some of the ODF's top achievements of the year 2016.
"I have always felt your support" – Vladimir Kozlov writes a letter to ODF
Vladimir Kozlov, Kazakh dissident, released from prison last month, after almost five years spent behind bars, wrote a letter to the Open Dialog Foundation. In the letter, he calls ODF activists his friends and thanks them for their dedication in fighting for his freedom.
The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: Through misuse of the EU's justice system, Kazakhstan's lobbyists seek to have Paraskevich's asylum status revoked
Kazakhstan exerts illegal and political influence on Ukraine and Russia in the framework of the criminal case against Mukhtar Ablyazov and Tatiana Paraskevich. The Czech Republic refused to extradite Paraskevich, however, Ukraine and Russia re-submitted similar requests for her extradition.
Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement on ‘promising reform’ in Kazakhstan calls into question the competence of representatives of the European Commission given their assessment of the real situation in the country
On 30 March, 2016, Jean-Claude Juncker met with Nursultan Nazarbayev – a dictator, who has single-handedly governed Kazakhstan for over 25 years. The President of the European Commission stated that his ‘good friend’ Nazarbayev was ‘sensitive’ to the problems of human rights.
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.
A fourth birthday in prison: Authorities create unbearable conditions of detention for Kozlov
On 10 August, 2015, the Kazakh opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov celebrated his 55th birthday behind bars. Having been placed in strict conditions of detention, he is subjected to ill-treatment and faces the risk of being transferred to a different, more severe penal colony.