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List of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other politically prosecuted persons

31 January 2020

This report examines the cases of 56 victims of politically motivated criminal prosecutions in Kazakhstan. Among them, at least 16 are political prisoners who remain in prisons or pre-trial detention facilities.

List of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other politically prosecuted persons (updated)

4 November 2019

This report examines the cases of 39 individuals who are currently subject to politically motivated criminal prosecution in Kazakhstan. Among them, 21 are political prisoners who remain in prisons or pre-trial detention facilities.

They’ve come for you. Misuse of extradition procedures, unlawful expulsions and kidnappings of victims politically motivated prosecution

25 February 2019

In international law, there is an unconditional ban on the extradition of persons to countries where they may find themselves at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Extradition requests issued on the basis of politically motivated prosecutions are also illegal.

The list of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other victims of politically motivated prosecution (updated)

14 November 2018

In an attempt to prevent a reduction in the volume of foreign investment in the country’s economy, and to maintain its positive international image, the authorities of Kazakhstan are being forced to make individual concessions in the cases of political prisoners.

Collective complaint: Be quiet! Or be charged with extremism

5 November 2018

This report is a collective complaint on behalf of 129 citizens of Kazakhstan who have fallen victim to arbitrary detention, criminal prosecution, torture, ill-treatment, threats and surveillance. All were accused of supporting the peaceful opposition movement “Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan”.

Report: The list of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other victims of politically motivated prosecution (updated)

27 April 2018

Thus far, more than 38 cases of politically motivated criminal prosecution have been registered in Kazakhstan. Of these, 24 political prisoners are being held in prisons and detention facilities, or even (in two cases) in mental hospitals.

The case of Yan Andreyev: Russia once again misuses the Interpol system in order to prosecute an opposition politician

27 July 2017

The practice of prosecuting political opponents with the help of controlled law enforcement agencies is systemic in Russia. Even in cases when political refugees have left the territory of Russia, they still cannot feel safe.

The report: The reform of Interpol: Don’t let it be stopped halfway

9 June 2017

Non-democratic states carry out political persecution through the Interpol system. Both human rights NGOs and intergovernmental organisations have been working on this problem for several years. Finally, the reform of Interpol got underway.

Ukraine assists post-Soviet states with the persecution of political opponents and refugees

12 December 2016

Through illegal extraditions and violations of the rights of refugees, the Ukrainian authorities contribute towards the political persecution by Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

Torture in Kazakhstan: A brief overview of the situation surrounding torture in Kazakhstan in 2013 and 2014

16 December 2014

Statements by Kazakh authorities about intolerance of torture and willingness to cooperate with civil society in addressing this issue remain declarative and are not implemented efficiently in practice.

Kazakhstan misinformed UN member states during the consideration of the Universal Periodic Review

21 November 2014

Within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review, the United Nations states pointed to Kazakhstan’s failure to fulfill previous recommendations, as well as the deterioration of the situation with regards to freedom of speech, assembly and religion.

Kazakhstan: reform of the Criminal legislation endangers human rights

20 November 2014

The reformed Kazakh criminal law contains politicised and vague criminal charges, which can be widely and subjectively interpreted by the state in order to oppress opposition activists, journalists and politicians.