Unprecedented and unacceptable cooperation between Belgian authorities and Kazakhstan’s authoritarian regime

Unprecedented and unacceptable cooperation between Belgian authorities and Kazakhstan’s authoritarian regime

07.11.2019

On October 1, 2019, at Kazakhstan’s mutual assistance request, Belgian police conducted a warrantless search (sic!) of Kazakh political refugee and lawyer, Botagoz Jardemalie’s apartment in Brussels. The officials seized numerous electronic devices and documents, which included privileged and confidential work relating to her advocacy as a human rights lawyer. One of the most worrying […]

17 U.S. senators write to Kazakh President on Yerimbetov case

17 U.S. senators write to Kazakh President on Yerimbetov case

01.08.2019

Seventeen US senators wrote a letter of concern to Kazakh President Tokayev calling for the release of political prisoner Iskander Yerimbetov. The July 29 letter is a bipartisan initiative by senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez, with other signatories including Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine.

“Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights” – an event at the European Parliament

“Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights” – an event at the European Parliament

20.02.2019

On 19 February in Brussels, the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the EP hosted a hearing on “Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights”. The event was chaired by MEP A. Panzeri and touched on the pressing issue of the threats to the threats to the legal profession worldwide.

EP discussed “Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights”

EP discussed “Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights”

20.02.2019

On 19 February in Brussels, the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the EP hosted a hearing on “Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights”. The event was chaired by MEP A. Panzeri and touched on the pressing issue of the threats to the threats to the legal profession worldwide.

The Iskander Yerimbetov case: The trial of the Kazakhstan regime’s hostage

The Iskander Yerimbetov case: The trial of the Kazakhstan regime’s hostage

05.12.2018

The Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) organised a human rights observer mission to Kazakhstan. A series of meetings with activists, human rights defenders, relatives of political prisoners, and former prisoners who had been subjected to torture, was conducted in the course of the mission.

Defending the right to defend: IOL demands end to harassment of lawyers Botagoz Jardemalie and Ana Ursachi

Defending the right to defend: IOL demands end to harassment of lawyers Botagoz Jardemalie and Ana Ursachi

14.06.2018

The International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (IOL) recently published two statements expressing its concern for Ana Ursachi and Botagoz Jardemalie, both lawyers and human rights defenders, from Moldova and Kazakhstan, respectively.

In a letter to President Nazarbayev, the CCBE expressed concern about Botagoz Jardemalie

In a letter to President Nazarbayev, the CCBE expressed concern about Botagoz Jardemalie

30.05.2018

On 23 April 2018, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) addressed a letter to the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, expressing its concerns over Kazakhstani lawyer and political refugee Botagoz Jardemalie.

Report: Iskander Yerimbetov – political hostage of Nazarbayev’s regime

Report: Iskander Yerimbetov – political hostage of Nazarbayev’s regime

12.02.2018

Businessman Iskander Yerimbetov has become another victim of the criminal case against the Kazakhstani opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov. Yerimbetov is the brother of Botagoz Jardemalie, Ablyazov’s lawyer, who has been granted political asylum in Belgium.

Iskander Yerimbetov, one of the defendants in the case of Ablyazov, is being subjected to torture in the detention centre

Iskander Yerimbetov, one of the defendants in the case of Ablyazov, is being subjected to torture in the detention centre

04.12.2017

Businessman Iskander Yerimbetov has become another victim of the criminal case against the Kazakhstani opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov. Yerimbetov is the brother of Botagoz Jardemalie, Ablyazov’s lawyer who has been granted political asylum in Belgium.

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