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Ekaterina Kuramshina appeals for help

Ekaterina Kuramshina appeals for help

Ekaterina Kuramshina – the wife of the well-known Kazakh advocate and defender of human rights Vadim Kuramshin – has published a statement addressed, amongst others, to the Open Dialog Foundation.

Families of Kazakh dissidents met with Polish MPs

Families of Kazakh dissidents met with Polish MPs

Askar Aidarkhan – son of the incarcerated poet and civil activist, Aron Atabek, and Ekaterina Kuramshina – the wife of Vadim Kuramshin, human rights activist sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment, met in Warsaw with Polish MPs in late September and early October.

The Kuramshin case discredits the EurAsEC

The Kuramshin case discredits the EurAsEC

Russian human rights advocates, including such prominent names as Sergey Kovalev, Lev Ponomarev, Lyudmila Alekseeva, Svetlana Gannushkina, Valeriy Borshchov among others, addressed the EurAsEC leaders demanding attention for the political prisoner Vadim Kuramshin.

Irish MP in defence of V. Kuramshin

Irish MP in defence of V. Kuramshin

In the lower chamber of the Irish Parliament, a hearing was held on 2 July concerning the Kazakh human rights activist, Vadim Kuramshin.

Vadim Kuramshin ends hunger strike

Vadim Kuramshin ends hunger strike

Kazakh human rights activist, Vadim Kuramshin, ended his 7-day hunger strike on June 8. Kuramshin is serving a 12-year sentence in a maximum-security prison E 164/4 (Sopka Zhaman) in the Northern Kazakhstan region.

Vadim Kuramshin goes on hunger strike

Vadim Kuramshin goes on hunger strike

Kazakhstani human rights advocate Vadim Kuramshin, who is currently serving a 12-year sentence in a penal colony in North Kazakhstan, has gone on hunger strike.

Vadim Kuramshin laureate of the Ludovic-Trarieux Prize

Vadim Kuramshin laureate of the Ludovic-Trarieux Prize

Kazakhstan human rights activist Vadim Kuramshin has been awarded the international Ludovic-Trarieux Prize of 2013. The prize is awarded annually to civil activists and advocates involved in human rights defence.

The life of human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin is in danger

The life of human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin is in danger

The Appellate Court upheld the guilty verdict against the human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin. Soon, he is going to be transported to the high-security penal colony EC 164/4. Now, friends and relatives of the Kazakh human rights activist fear possible reprisals against him.

Human rights activist Vadim Kuramshin arrested again

Human rights activist Vadim Kuramshin arrested again

The Board of Appeals of the Zhambyl Regional Court overturned the acquittal of Kazakh human rights defender Vadim Kuramshin. On the 31st of October, 2012, he was arrested. Supporters of the human rights activist reported that while he was remanded in custody, Vadim Kuramshin attempted suicide.