Publico: INTERPOL as a tool for political repressions

Publico: INTERPOL as a tool for political repressions

21.08.2017

In Spain, more Turkish dissidents fall victim to the abuse by Ankara of INTERPOL mechanisms. Increasingly frequently, Turkish authorities accuse their critics of criminal offences and demand their extradition. In Granada, upon a request from Turkish authorities, the writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested

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.

The case of Yan Andreyev: Russia once again misuses the Interpol system in order to prosecute an opposition politician

The case of Yan Andreyev: Russia once again misuses the Interpol system in order to prosecute an opposition politician

27.07.2017

The practice of prosecuting political opponents with the help of controlled law enforcement agencies is systemic in Russia. Even in cases when political refugees have left the territory of Russia, they still cannot feel safe.

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).

The report: The reform of Interpol: Don’t let it be stopped halfway

The report: The reform of Interpol: Don’t let it be stopped halfway

09.06.2017

Non-democratic states carry out political persecution through the Interpol system. Both human rights NGOs and intergovernmental organisations have been working on this problem for several years. Finally, the reform of Interpol got underway.

PACE: Legal Committee recommends steps to end abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices

PACE: Legal Committee recommends steps to end abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices

10.03.2017

The Legal Affairs Committee of the PACE has adopted a resolution urging to end the abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices by authoritarian states! The documents includes practically all of our (and other civil society actors) recommendations and refers directly to our latest report on the matter.

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.

Нuman rights defenders urge Austria to prevent extradition of Nail Malyutin

Нuman rights defenders urge Austria to prevent extradition of Nail Malyutin

11.01.2017

We, the Russian and Polish human rights activists, hereby urge the Ministry of Justice of Austria to prevent the extradition of Nail Malyutin to Russia until the circumstances of his case are determined by the competent authorities of the Republic of Austria.

The first meeting of the ODF with Mukhtar Ablyazov

The first meeting of the ODF with Mukhtar Ablyazov

09.01.2017

The Kazakhstani regime, and, in particular, President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s lobbyists have done everything in their power to make the first meeting with the opposition politician particularly memorable.

Common goal: democracy. The first meeting of the ODF with Mukhtar Ablyazov

Common goal: democracy. The first meeting of the ODF with Mukhtar Ablyazov

09.01.2017

The Kazakhstani regime, and, in particular, President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s lobbyists have done everything in their power to make the first meeting with the opposition politician particularly memorable.

Open Dialogue Foundation’s 2017 season’s greetings and 2016 top achievements

Open Dialogue Foundation’s 2017 season’s greetings and 2016 top achievements

04.01.2017

As the Open Dialogue Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support during the past year and wish you all the best in your professional and personal life in 2017! On this occasion we would like also to share with you some of the ODF’s top achievements of the year 2016.

Ablyazov has been released from prison. Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine continue to harass the oppositionist

Ablyazov has been released from prison. Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine continue to harass the oppositionist

20.12.2016

On 9 December 2016, France’s State Council (Conseil d’Etat) rejected Russia’s request for the extradition of the Kazakh opposition politician and businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov. The request for Ablyazov’s extradition was recognised as politically motivated.

Russian whistle-blower Nail Malyutin at risk of extradition from Austria

Russian whistle-blower Nail Malyutin at risk of extradition from Austria

20.12.2016

On 7 December, 2016, the Higher Regional Court of Vienna (Oberlandesgericht Wien) revoked the decision of 29 July, 2015 to approve Malyutin’s extradition to Russia based on charges of incitement to murder. The court now ordered that the case of Malyutin be re-examined.

Ukraine assists post-Soviet states with the persecution of political opponents and refugees

Ukraine assists post-Soviet states with the persecution of political opponents and refugees

12.12.2016

Through illegal extraditions and violations of the rights of refugees, the Ukrainian authorities contribute towards the political persecution by Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

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