The Open Dialog Foundation and the Center for Civil Liberties would like to invite to the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events (Sofitel Victoria Warsaw, Królewska St. 11, 00-065 Warsaw, Poland).
- Reforms in Ukraine
- Persecution of lawyers
- "Meal For a Doctor" campaign
- Vlad Plahotniuc
- Freedom of speech
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- Human rights
- Igor Vinyavskiy
- Humanitarian aid
- Oppression of the opposition
- Vladimir Kozlov
- Bolat Atabayev
- Vadim Kuramshin
- Alexandr Pavlov
- Mukhtar Ablyazov
- Muratbek Ketebayev
- Election observation
- Alma Shalabayeva
- Tatyana Paraskevich
- Zaure Akpenbetova
- Election monitoring
- Ukrainian World
- Oleg Sentsov
- Nadiya Savchenko
- Zinaida Mukhortova
- Rafis Kashapov
- Nadia Savchenko
- Bota Jardemalie
- Rule of law in Poland
- Magnitsky Act
The Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DCK) was the largest opposition movement in Kazakhstan of the past 25 years. The story of the DCK serves as a perfect illustration of the core issues of the Kazakh authoritarian regime.
On behalf of the Open Dialog Foundation, non-governmental human rights organisation, we would like to congratulate you on your election as the new UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The Open Dialog Foundation has an honour and a pleasure to invite you to
the OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2015 side event: “Reform of Interpol in relation to politically motivated persecutions: work in progress”.
In the end of June 2015, the Open Dialog Foundation published a report ’Harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan’. The Foundation’s analyst, Katerina Savchenko, provided answers to some clarifying questions in an interview with a journalist of the Radio Azattyq, Kazis Toguzbayev.
The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization established in Poland, in 2009. The statutory objectives of the Foundation include promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the post-Soviet area.
This information was aired in the Verkhovna Rada today by the MP from the All-Ukrainian Union ‘Svoboda’ [‘Freedom’], Oleg Sukhovskiy and representative of the Open Dialog Foundation, Petr Okhotin.
Deputy of the Ukrainian Svoboda party, Oleg Osuhovsky, and Petro Okhotin of the Open Dialog Foundation talked at the Verkhovna Rada about the abuse of Interpol mechanisms by façade democracies such as Kazakhstan and Russia.
Below, we list political opponents, their families and colleagues, persecuted by the Kazakh authorities and president Nursultan Nazarbayev through the misuse of the INTERPOL system in the European Union in the years 2012-2015.
Federica Mogherini, replied to a letter from MEPs of the progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) at the European Parliament concerning mass-scale abuse of the system of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) by Kazakh authorities.
Despite being in receipt of permission from the Prefecture, the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, and the Kazakh oppositionist, Muratbek Ketebayev, were denied the right to submit a letter addressed to the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, at Hôtel Matignon.
11.03.2015 Muratbek Ketebayev left Spain and went back to Poland, where since December 2013 he has a refugee status. It ended the procedure, through which the regime of Nursultan Nazarbayev tried to obtain Ketebayev’s extradition from Spain to Kazakhstan.
On 17.02.2015, upon an invitation from the Bar Council in Zaragoza (Spain), Muratbek Ketebayev, Alexandr Pavlov, and Jędrzej Czerep of the Open Dialog Foundation attended the conference on the “Situation of Human Rights in Kazakhstan: Right of Asylum”.
The presentation of the most recent report of the Open Dialog Foundation on the need to reform the Interpol system is producing its first effects.
The efforts of the Open Dialog Foundation which, in its activities, opposes the use of Interpol by authoritarian countries, standing up in the defence of political refugees and pleading for a reform of Interpol, have not gone unnoticed by Do Rzeczy.
A court in Madrid has ordered the release of the Kazakh dissident, Muratbek Ketebayev from custody. Thus, the judges found the arguments of the Spanish Embassy in Poland, which had confirmed the day before that he enjoys refugee status in Poland and called for his release. Ketebayev regained his fre
The polskieradio.pl portal announced the release from prison of the Kazakh opposition member, Muratbek Ketebayev. The judges recognised the arguments of the Polish Embassy in Madrid, which intervened in Ketebayev’s case.
In the current week, Members of the European Parliament from two political groups have intervened in the case of Mr Muratbek Ketebayev, Kazakh political and social activist, who was arrested on December 27, 2014, in Madrid.
At the plenary session in Strasbourg on Monday (12.01), the MEP Róża Thun spoke in defence of the Kazakh activist and oppositionist Muratbek Ketebayev, detained on 27th December 2014 in Madrid. In her intervention, Thun appealed to Spanish MEPs whilst relying on the non-refoulement principle protect
The Spanish senator Urko Aiartza has filed a written inquiry concerning the Kazakh activist and oppositionist Muratbek Ketebayev.
In a letter to the Spanish Minister of Justice Rafael Catala, Polish MPs expressed their concern over the detention of Kazakh activist Muratbek Ketebayev in Spain, who has been granted refugee status in Poland.
Another Kazakh dissident has been arrested by Spanish police on the basis of an Interpol letter, citing false criminal allegations as reasons for the detention. The court ordered the incarceration of Ketebayev in a detention facility for the pendency of the proceedings where the living conditions po
On June 18 Madrid was the scene for a seminar organised by Reporters Without Borders and the Open Dialog Foundation on repressions against journalists in Kazakhstan.
On June 18 Madrid was the scene for a seminar organised by Reporters Without Borders and the Open Dialog Foundation on repressions against journalists in Kazakhstan. Among the speakers were ODF experts, and Kazakh lawyers, journalists and political activists.
Polish MP, Marcin Święcicki of Platforma Obywatelska (Citizens‘ Platform) addressed an appeal to Ukraine’s authorities urging them to discontinue their relations with the authoritarian regimes of Russia and Kazakhstan concerning the abuse of Interpol systems aimed at persecuting their political oppo
MPs of the “Twój Ruch” (Your Move) parliamentary group Tomasz Makowski, Łukasz Krupa, Artur Debski, Maciej Mroczek and Robert Biedron, signed an appeal to Ukraine’s authorities expressing their concern over the practice of handing over political refugees and opponents to non-democratic states.
One of the leaders of the Alga! party along with Vladimir Kozlov, a former colleague of Mukhtar Ablyazov. He sought the support for the striking oil workers in Zhanaozen. He was accused of preparing terrorist attacks together with Alexandr Pavlov and Mukhtar Ablyazov in Almaty in 2012.
Following an interrogation in the prosecutor’s office, the Kazakh opposition politician Muratbek Ketebayev has been released from police custody. The District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin found no grounds under which the arrest could be warranted
On 12 June, 2013, at approx. 5.00 p.m. local time, a renowned Kazakh politician and oppositionist Muratbek Ketebayev was arrested in Lublin (Poland). The custody report doesn’t indicate the reasons which served as the basis for taking such a harsh measure.
In connection with the criminal case against opposition politician Muratbek Ketebayev, the staff of the National Security Committee have sealed-off offices and confiscated the propertyof several independent medias and opposition groups
My previous article was devoted to the self-proclaimed ‘Leader of the Nation’, who, in my opinion, is a major factor, which is encouraging advocates of democracy and nationalists to unite. Today, I turn to the subject which is very painful for the nationalists
Hearing in the Italian Senate on July 9 – 11th 2012.
Hearing in the Italian Senate on July 9 – 11th 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.