Ukrainian Migration Service denies asylum to victims of political persecution Zhanara Akhmetova and Ardak Ashim

Ukrainian Migration Service denies asylum to victims of political persecution Zhanara Akhmetova and Ardak Ashim

19.03.2019

On 15 March 2019, it became known that the State Migration Service of Ukraine had refused to grant refugee status to an opposition blogger from Kazakhstan, Ardak Ashim. On the same day, it became known that the Ukrainian Migration Service had again refused to grant asylum to Kazakhstani opposition j

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

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

27.04.2018

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.

Yevgeniy Zhovtis: ‘It is likely that Ardak Ashim has become a victim of punitive psychiatry’

Yevgeniy Zhovtis: ‘It is likely that Ardak Ashim has become a victim of punitive psychiatry’

10.04.2018

“Over the years, the authorities have cleaned out the opposition political field so thoroughly that now anyone who is trying to interfere or show his dissatisfaction with the situation and criticise the authorities is considered a destabilising factor, if not an ‘enemy of the people’”.

Report: The persecution of the DCK activists in Kazakhstan

Report: The persecution of the DCK activists in Kazakhstan

02.04.2018

The Kazakhstani court has banned the activities of the new opposition movement ‘Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan’. The slightest support of the DCK has been penalised with prison terms.