Fundación Abogacía Española (FAE) and the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) are pleased to invite for the conference “Misuse of the Interpol – a time for reform?”.
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Kazakh oppositionist released
On Tuesday, July 29, the Spanish court sanctioned the release of Kazakh oppositionist, Alexandr Pavlov subject to bail conditions.
NGO.pl: Alexandr Pavlov was one step away from freedom
The Internet portal NGO.pl published information by the Open Dialog Foundation on Alexandr Pavlov – an associate of the Kazakhstan opposition, imprisoned in Spain.
In Madrid about persecution of the media in Kazakhstan and “alliance of dictators”
On June 18 Madrid was the scene for a seminar organised by Reporters Without Borders and the Open Dialog Foundation on repressions against journalists in Kazakhstan. Among the speakers were ODF experts, and Kazakh lawyers, journalists and political activists.
Alexandr Pavlov appeals to the international community
An associate of the Kazakh opposition and independent media outlets issued an appeal to the European and global institutions, urging them to ensure a fair conclusion to his case. Pavlov fears he will be extradited from Spain, where the authorities are succumbing to pressure from Astana.
Spain intends to repeal universal jurisdiction: A huge step backwards in the sphere of human rights protection?
Under pressure from the Chinese authorities, the Spanish Parliament is hurriedly preparing an amendment to the Judiciary Act. It is planning to do away with the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows Spanish courts to prosecute the gravest crimes committed beyond its borders.
Spanish authorities secretly agree to extradite Pavlov to Kazakhstan. Spanish court temporarily suspended the extradition amid pending asylum procedure.
According to the information received by Open Dialog Foundation, the Spanish government secretly issued a decree, allowing the extradition of Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, on 14 February 2014.
Information on the Audiencia Nacional announcement in Alexandr Pavlov’s case from 03.10.2013 and its consequences
On October 3, the Audiencia Nacional court announced it postpones the decision on Alexandr Pavlov’s extradition to Kazakhstan, a Central-Asian dictatorship, until 25 October.
Please support the petition against the potential extradition of Alexandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan on politically motivated charges
We, the undersigned, appeal to the government of Spain not to allow the extradition of Alexandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan.
If the Spanish government expels asylum seeker, Alexandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, international obligations in the field of human rights will be violated
In the case of extradition, Alexandr Pavlov will face torture and unfair trial, and Spain will once again breach its international obligations concerning the protection of the rights of asylum seekers.
Report on misuse of the Interpol system
Kazakh authorities are exploiting the legal mechanisms of the International Criminal Police Organisation in order to persecute opponents of the regime.
The life and health of Alexander Pavlov are under threat due to his possible extradition to Kazakhstan on politically motivated charges
Alexander Pavlov’s lawyers appealed against the decision of a Spanish court on his extradition to Kazakhstan. The former security chief and confidant of opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov is a valuable source of information for the law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan
How Europe helps the ‘hunters’ of Ablyazov
Last Thursday, the Spanish Audiencia Nacional сourt decided to hand over Aleksandr Pavlov, a former bodyguard of Mukhtar Ablyazov, to Kazakh authorities. He was charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack.
Kazakh authorities demand the extradition of Alexandr Pavlov
Kazakh authorities are trying to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov’s former bodyguard Alexandr Pavlov. In view of the vague nature of the charges, the Open Dialog Foundation calls upon the authorities of the Kingdom of Spain to prevent the extradition of A. Pavlov to Kazakhstan