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Human rights defender Asel Nurgaziyeva incarcerated for 12 days

6 December 2012

A court has sentenced Asel Nurgaziyeva to 12 days of incarceration, having accused her of disorderly conduct and disobeying police officers. The circumstances of the human rights defender’s arrest remain unclear. Nurgaziyeva’s lawyer claims provocation.

Why the Kazakhs ‘deserved’ Nazarbayev

5 December 2012

My previous article was devoted to the self-proclaimed ‘Leader of the Nation’, who, in my opinion, is a major factor, which is encouraging advocates of democracy and nationalists to unite. Today, I turn to the subject which is very painful for the nationalists

Hot September 2012: How it was

28 November 2012

The details of the investigation into the suicide bombing in a private house at Moldagulova street, special operations in Kulsary, the attack on officers of the Department of Internal Affairs in Atyrau and special operations in the Koktem

Kazakh authorities should guarantee freedom of expression and freedom of association

22 November 2012

Attempts made by the Kazakh authorities to ban the activities of opposition parties and the media outlets in the country have caused a strong negative reaction among the international community.

Kazakh orphans appeal to the international community for help

22 November 2012

After the appeals to the local authorities proved to be unsuccessful, the pupils of the Mangistau Province orphanage were forced to seek help from international human rights organisations.

Tommorow the newspaer ‘Golos Respubliki’ will not be delivered to readers

21 November 2012

The Medeu District Court ordered the seizure of the circulation of the newspaper ‘Golos Respubliki’ after it arrives at the airport of Almaty. This means that tomorrow, the latest issue of the newspaper will not reach readers.

Court rejects an appeal by Vladimir Kozlov

19 November 2012

The sentence of the leader of the unregistered opposition party ‘Alga!’ was upheld by the Appellate Court. The court did not take into account the arguments of the oppositionist’s defence and gave no justification for the ruling.

Human rights activist Vadim Kuramshin arrested again

8 November 2012

The Board of Appeals of the Zhambyl Regional Court overturned the acquittal of Kazakh human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin. On the 31st of October, 2012, he was arrested. Supporters of the human rights activist reported that while he was remanded in custody, Vadim Kuramshin attempted suicide.

Vladimir Kozlov faces 9 years’ imprisonment with confiscation of property

25 September 2012

The trial in the case of the oppositionists enters its final stage – closing arguments. The state prosecution has prematurely announced V. Kozlov guilty of committing all the criminal offences under the stated articles and asked the court to sentence the opposition leader to 9 years’ imprisonment

The invitation to a press conference: From “Magnitsky ACT” to “Zhanaozen List”

19 September 2012

BRUSSELS, 20th of September, 2012 – Social society activists from Kazakhstan, following the example of the so-called ‘Magnitsky List’, drew up their own list of officials and named it the ‘Zhanaozen List’

Invitation to the side event on “Freedom on Peaceful Assembly”

17 September 2012

The side-event is going to be organised by The Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and the Open Dialogue Foundation

Invitation to the side event on “Freedom on Peaceful Assembly”

17 September 2012

The side-event is going to be organised by The Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty and the Open Dialogue Foundation

Invitation to the press conference

17 September 2012

Muammar Gaddafi vs. Nursultan Nazarbayev. What assets will the President of Kazakhstan leave behind?

Trial of the Kazakh opposition: Kozlov intends to go on a hunger strike

6 September 2012

Recent events in Aktau highlighted the importance of international monitoring over the trial of the oppositionists in Kazakhstan.

Invitation to a press conference

4 September 2012

The biggest political trial in which the accused is the main leader of the ‘Alga!’ opposition party, Vladimir Kozlov, is ongoing in Kazakhstan

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