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.

The Extradition of Yerzhan Kadesov: Kazakhstani authorities received another hostage

The Extradition of Yerzhan Kadesov: Kazakhstani authorities received another hostage

14.08.2017

On 24 July 2017, a former BTA Bank employee, Yerzhan Kadesov was extradited from Hungary to Kazakhstan. The information was announced by the Anti-Corruption Agency in Kazakhstan on 10 August 2017.

Report: Hungary at the service of the Kazakhstani dictator?

Report: Hungary at the service of the Kazakhstani dictator?

14.07.2017

The extradition of Yerzhan Kadesov – how it is being carried out

Urgent: Hungary is at the service of the Kazakhstani dictator? Let’s stop the extradition of Yerzhan Kadesov

Urgent: Hungary is at the service of the Kazakhstani dictator? Let’s stop the extradition of Yerzhan Kadesov

14.07.2017

Yerzhan Kadesov is a former employee of BTA Bank; currently, he is facing extradition from Hungary. Mr. Kadesov is accused within the framework of the criminal case, carried out against the Kazakhstani opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov (the case of BTA Bank).

Members of the European Parliament appeal to Interpol to stop political prosecution of Kazakh dissidents and activists

Members of the European Parliament appeal to Interpol to stop political prosecution of Kazakh dissidents and activists

24.03.2017

Members of the EP Mrs Julie Ward, Mrs Marju Lauristin, Mr Tomáš Zdechovský and Mr Tunne Kelam have addressed in a joint letter the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) and Secretary General of Interpol concerning the abuse of international arrest warrants by Kazakhstani authorities.

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay was beaten in Kazakhstani detention centre

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay was beaten in Kazakhstani detention centre

21.02.2017

Zhanbolat Mamay refused to give ‘self-incriminating testimony’ on the case of BTA Bank. After that he was beaten in detention centre and was threatened with reprisal. Zhanbolat Mamay has become yet another victim of the criminal case against the opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay arrested in connection with the criminal proceedings against Mukhtar Ablyazov in the BTA Bank case

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay arrested in connection with the criminal proceedings against Mukhtar Ablyazov in the BTA Bank case

14.02.2017

On February 11, 2017, chief editor of the opposition newspaper ‘Tribuna’, Zhanbolat Mamay, was arrested. The Kazakhstani authorities have labelled him a ‘member of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s criminal group’. The charges against the journalist are based on the testimony of the refugee Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov,.

Report: Kazakhstan pursues former top managers of BTA Bank in order to obtain their testimonies against Mukhtar Ablyazov

Report: Kazakhstan pursues former top managers of BTA Bank in order to obtain their testimonies against Mukhtar Ablyazov

10.02.2017

France recognised the political nature of the prosecution of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a longtime opponent of Nursultan Nazarbayev. The need to obtain ‘additional testimonies’ against Ablyazov led to the intensification of a ‘hunt’ for former top managers of BTA Bank.

The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: Through misuse of the EU’s justice system, Kazakhstan’s lobbyists seek to have Paraskevich’s asylum status revoked

The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: Through misuse of the EU’s justice system, Kazakhstan’s lobbyists seek to have Paraskevich’s asylum status revoked

14.09.2016

Kazakhstan exerts illegal and political influence on Ukraine and Russia in the framework of the criminal case against Mukhtar Ablyazov and Tatiana Paraskevich. The Czech Republic refused to extradite Paraskevich, however, Ukraine and Russia re-submitted similar requests for her extradition.

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s top achievements

24.08.2016

Representatives of the Foundation follow and attend the most important sessions and meetings of the international organizations and institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Vienna and Geneva.

Prominent Russian human rights activists сalled for preventing the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov

Prominent Russian human rights activists сalled for preventing the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov

06.05.2016

We, the representatives of Russian human rights organisations, would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Kazakh opposition politician and political refugee Mukhtar Ablyazov is currently facing extradition from France to Russia.

Report: The role of infamous prosecutor Vladimir Guzyr in the case of Syrym Shalabayev

Report: The role of infamous prosecutor Vladimir Guzyr in the case of Syrym Shalabayev

21.03.2016

The participant in high-profile corruption scandals Vladimir Guzyr prepared a statement on the ‘validity’ and ‘legality’ of the request for Syrym Shalabayev’s extradition.

France to extradite Ablyazov on Moscow’s request. Mediapart about his case.

France to extradite Ablyazov on Moscow’s request. Mediapart about his case.

14.03.2016

French media outlet Mediapart, founded by a former Le Monde editor, Edwy Plenel, has published an article on the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov. Mediapart, famous for its investigative journalism, described how Kazakhstan had influenced the legal proceedings in France.

Report: The facts which confirm the fabrication of the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Russia: Tatiana Paraskevich and Artur Trofimov prosecution

Report: The facts which confirm the fabrication of the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Russia: Tatiana Paraskevich and Artur Trofimov prosecution

07.03.2016

In line with an agreement made between Putin and Nazarbayev, investigators from the ‘Magnitsky List’ and representatives of Kazakhstan demanded that Paraskevich and Trofimov sign incriminating testimonies against opposition politician, Ablyazov.

Participant in corruption scandals Vladimir Guzyr prepared conclusions on the ‘lawfulness’ and ‘justification’ of Syrym Shalabayev’s extradition request

Participant in corruption scandals Vladimir Guzyr prepared conclusions on the ‘lawfulness’ and ‘justification’ of Syrym Shalabayev’s extradition request

26.02.2016

Syrym Shalabayev, a relative of the Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov, is accused in the criminal case concerning the ‘embezzlement of funds of BTA Bank’. Human rights organisations have underlined the political context of the case.

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