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Freedom for Kazakh opposition leader, Vladimir Kozlov!

16 June 2013

Citing the independence of thought and action as a fundamental condition for the existence of a democratic state, we hereby call for the cessation of oppression against opposition political activists.

Kazakh opposition politician and civil activist Muratbek Ketebayev arrested in Poland

13 June 2013

On 12 June, 2013, at approx. 5.00 p.m. local time, a renowned Kazakh politician and oppositionist Muratbek Ketebayev was arrested in Lublin (Poland). The custody report doesn’t indicate the reasons which served as the basis for taking such a harsh measure.

Court rejects the cassation appeals of the «Vzglyad» newspaper and the «one media outlet «Respublika»

11 June 2013

Once again, the attempts of the independent Kazakhstan media – «Vzglyad» and «Respublika» newspapers to defend their rights to exist in court and operate within the territory of Kazakhstan were in vain

Yevgeniy Zhovtis: We are dragged further and further towards the ‘Time of Troubles’

5 June 2013

The story of the forcible expulsion of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s family to Kazakhstan has become the number one topic of recent days. Was it extradition or deportation? Was it kidnapping or state-sponsored terrorism? These and other questions were addressed by Yevgeniy Zhovtis

The unlawful deportation of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s family from Italy bears features of a planned special operation in the fight against the main opponent of the regime

3 June 2013

The wife and daughter of the disgraced Kazakh opposition leader, M.Ablyazov, were arrested during a special operation in Italy and deported to Kazakhstan. The deportation was carried out under gross violation of international standards. In Kazakhstan, the wife of Mukhtar Ablyazov faces imprisonment

The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: the decision on extradition can threaten the life and health of the detainee

29 May 2013

The Kazakh Prosecutor’s Office works closely with the Ukrainian and Russian investigative authorities in the case of Tatiana Paraskevich, currently residing in the Czech Republic. International human rights organisations fear for her life and wellbeing in the event of her extradition to Ukraine

The management of the penal colony ЕС-164/3 assures: Vladimir Kozlov’s health condition is satisfactory

22 May 2013

The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the management of the Penal Colony ЕС-164/3, where Vladimir Kozlov is currently serving his term, responded to the official inquiry, submitted by the Open Dialogue Foundation regarding the Kazakh oppositionist’s health condition

Mr. President, remember about human rights!

8 May 2013

While the President of Finland was holding a meeting with Kazakh President in Astana, in Helsinki, journalists were making efforts to influence their leader. ‘Niinistö, do not forget about human rights’ – was the title of an article written by Kukka Ranta, who managed to visit Zhanaozen

Kazakh security services on guard of Nazarbayev’s regime

6 May 2013

Criminal prosecution is one of the main instruments of political struggle in Kazakhstan; with this method, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has successfully eliminated his political opponents and critics for many years. National security services assist him in these endeavours

Statement of the Open Dialogue Foundation in connection with the attack against Guzyal Baydalinova

28 April 2013

The threats against the independent press in Kazakhstan are becoming a reality: Guzyal Baydalinova, an employee of the closed newspaper ‘Golos Respubliki’, was attacked before the very eyes of her neighbours. There is reason to believe that Special Forces of Kazakhstan were involved in the attack

Каzakhstan: civic activist prosecuted for his religious beliefs

22 April 2013

The public expression of religious views was the reason for the arrest and initiation of a criminal case against Aleksandr Kharlamov, a civic activist from Ridder. He now faces imprisonment or compulsory treatment in a psychiatric hospital

The “Alga!” party: a ban on its activities and oppression of activists

8 April 2013

Due to the authoritarian nature of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the opposition party ‘Alga!’ began to experience difficulties from the very beginning of its existence.

Vladimir Kozlov does not receive proper medical care in prison

3 April 2013

During his stay in the colony, the health condition of the 52-year-old Kazakh oppositionist has considerably worsened. Due to the lack of necessary medical equipment and medical specialists in prison, Vladimir Kozlov does not receive adequate assistance

International civil society appeals to Kazakh authorities in Vadim Kuramshin’s case

25 March 2013

The Front Line Defenders and the Open Dialogue Foundation along with a group of well-known international civil society organisations launched an appeal to the Kazakh authorities to revise the transfer of Vadim Kuramshin, prominent human rights defender

“Vladimir Kozlov’s case” – Court of Cassation upholds the verdict of the lower court

17 March 2013

The court of cassation refused to grant the appeal in the case of Vladimir Kozlov. Meanwhile, his wife, Aliya Turusbekova, has reported that her husband’s health is deteriorating; she also fears potential provocations against him in the penal colony

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