Report: The list of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other victims of politically motivated prosecution (updated)

Report: The list of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other victims of politically motivated prosecution (updated)

27.04.2018

Thus far, more than 38 cases of politically motivated criminal prosecution have been registered in Kazakhstan. Of these, 24 political prisoners are being held in prisons and detention facilities, or even (in two cases) in mental hospitals.

PACE: “Kazakhstan: political oppression, injustice and torture must be stopped”

PACE: “Kazakhstan: political oppression, injustice and torture must be stopped”

13.10.2017

On 11 October, 2017, 26 Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) signed a written declaration calling for the immediate cessation of political oppression, injustice and torture in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

17.02.2017

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

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 Dialog 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.

Kazakhstan: Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan sentenced to five years in prison for their participation in a peaceful rally

Kazakhstan: Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan sentenced to five years in prison for their participation in a peaceful rally

28.11.2016

On 28 November, 2016, a Kazakh court sentenced activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan to five years in prison. The court also banned them for three years from engaging in social activities and ordered them to pay 530,250 tenge (approximately 1,500 euros).

Report: Oppression of participants in rallies against Land Reform in Kazakhstan

Report: Oppression of participants in rallies against Land Reform in Kazakhstan

12.10.2016

The Kazakh authorities have detained more than 1,000 and arrested more than 30 protesters. Several activists, who, via social networks, expressed their intention to attend rallies faced criminal charges of ‘attempting to seize power’, ‘inciting social and national hatred’.