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Bolat Atabayev and Zhanbolat Mamai arrested

14 June 2012

On Friday, 15.06.2012, the National Security Committee officers arrested a well-known theater director and activist of the opposition movement “Halyk Maidany”, Bolat Atabaev, as well as the leader of the youth organization “Rukh pen til”, Zhanbolat Mamay

The conflict is growing in the Zhezkazgan Central Heating Plant

29 May 2012

A labour dispute between the company’s employees and the management of the corporation

Contini and Di Biagio meet Kazakh delegation

17 May 2012

Italian Senator Barbara Contini and Italian Deputy Aldo Di Biagio meet delegation from Kazakhstan to discuss human rights and opposition repression issues

Investigation involved physical violence: ‘Khalyk Maidany’ urges international community to take action

6 May 2012

During the Aktau trial for those whom President Nazarbaev and his closest advisors decided to deem guilty of organising mass riots in Zhanaozen on the 16th-17th of December, 2011, methods by which special prosecutors and investigators forced defendants to give ‘confessions’ were revealed

The Aktau trial: witness statements on torture and the public reaction to the situation surrounding the judicial process

3 May 2012

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to monitor the situation in Aktau, where hearings regarding the riots in Zhanaozen on the 16th and 17th of December, 2011 have been held.

Nursultan Nazarbaev: crimes against freedom of the mass media

2 May 2012

The re-election of Nursultan Nazarbayev in early April last year with an announced 95% of the vote gives a fairly clear idea of the little consideration he gives to alternative and critical opinion

The court in Aktau: chronology of events 27.03.2012-19.04.2012

21 April 2012

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to monitor the situation in Aktau, where hearings on the case of the riots on December 16-17 in Zhanaozen have been carried out. This document provides a brief chronology of the trial.

Representatives of the Kazakh opposition were denied to pay a visit to the European Parliament

21 April 2012

The leader of the youth movement Zhanbolat Mamay and a theatre director Bolat Atabayev were not allowed to leave Kazakhstan to participate in a session on human rights and freedom of speech

Muratbek Ketebaev: accusing opposition of terrorism is absurd

21 April 2012

The President of the Social Foundation ‘Civic Activity’ Muratbek Ketebaev commented on the situation around charges of terrorism filed against the opposition leaders of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh journalist in surgery after being shot, stabbed

20 April 2012

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns attack on a reporter in Kazakhstan and calls on authorities to immediately investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Statement on potential attempts to discredit the Open Dialogue Foundation and its staff

18 April 2012

The staff of the Open Dialogue Foundation hereby informs about potential attempts, made by the Kazakh government to discredit the Foundation in order to eliminate this organisation as one of the sources of independent information about the situation on human rights and media freedom in Kazakhstan

Peculiar features of the Kazakh justice: does it fight against corrupted persons or opposition activists?

11 April 2012

An authoritative German media holding ‘Deutche Welle’ posted an article on its web site which discusses some characteristic features of Kazakh justice in matters relating to combating corruption in the country.

The Prosecutor’s Office of Kostanay initiated administrative case against the leader of the Kostanay communists

3 April 2012

It was reported that on the 30th of March, 2012 an administrative case was initiated against Lyudmila Gorbenko

NSC is fabricating cases on terrorism

2 April 2012

The published video is a staged, unsuccessful attempt to discredit opposition figures in the eyes of the public

Zhanaozen: an injured policeman refused to claim the defendants

2 April 2012

During the hearing related to the tragic events in Zhanaozen on the 16th of December, 2011, an injured policeman abandoned his claim against the defendants.

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