The Open Dialogue Foundation’s position as regards the anonymous study entitled  ‘8 things you should know about the Open Dialogue Foundation’

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s position as regards the anonymous study entitled ‘8 things you should know about the Open Dialogue Foundation’

29.03.2016

In view of the scale of its operations and the significant and growing number of incidents of so-called hate speech, the ODF is not able to comment on an ongoing basis on all allegations directed at it, in particular, criticism which is loosely based on fact, as expressed by anonymous authors.

Donald Tusk must raise the issue of mounting restrictions on free speech and continuous repression of political opposition in Kazakhstan during his meeting with President Nazarbayev

Donald Tusk must raise the issue of mounting restrictions on free speech and continuous repression of political opposition in Kazakhstan during his meeting with President Nazarbayev

29.03.2016

Donald Tusk should use the occasion of the meeting not only to exchange political pleasantries but also to address the sensitive and uncomfortable issues in the EU, said Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation.

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.

In a shocking decision, French Government Decrees Extradition of Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia

In a shocking decision, French Government Decrees Extradition of Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia

13.10.2015

12 Oct 2015 – The French government has decided to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakh dissident and key representative of political opposition to longtime Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to Russia.

Report: Political persecution of Syrym Shalabayev

Report: Political persecution of Syrym Shalabayev

14.09.2015

Syrym Shalabayev, a relative of the Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov, requests that Lithuania grants him political asylum and protection against extradition.

Report: Analysis of documents in the case of Ablyazov

Report: Analysis of documents in the case of Ablyazov

11.09.2015

Kazakhstan is orchestrating the Ukrainian and Russian investigations in the case of an opposition politician and applies illegal lobbying mechanisms in Europe.

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs erroneously hides behind the court proceedings when asked about Ablyazov

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs erroneously hides behind the court proceedings when asked about Ablyazov

06.07.2015

The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has responded to a letter from Maddy Delvaux, currently an MEP, formerly a minister in the governments of prime ministers of Luxembourg Jacques Santer and Jean-Claude Juncker.

Europe at Nazarbayev’s service

Europe at Nazarbayev’s service

18.06.2015

Due to its strategic location and tremendous potential in terms of natural resources, such as oil, natural gas and uranium, Kazakhstan – despite its exacerbating issues surrounding respect for human rights – remains an important partner for European countries.

Ukrainian deputy V. Kupriy calls on the parliament and the government of France to stand up against extradition of M. Ablyazov

Ukrainian deputy V. Kupriy calls on the parliament and the government of France to stand up against extradition of M. Ablyazov

03.06.2015

I am standing up for Ablyazov, asking that the politically motivated criminal case against him be closed and the Ukrainian extradition request against him be withdrawn.

Anna Koj on the presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Anna Koj on the presidential elections in Kazakhstan

27.04.2015

The current President being the only one promoted in the media, and the absence of any political agenda for Nazarbayev’s puppet opponents – Anna Koj of the Open Dialog Foundation talked about the electoral campaign before the presidential elections in Kazakhstan, in an interview with Radio Radicale.

Kazakhstan: stage-managed elections against the backdrop of the authorities’ crackdown on dissent

Kazakhstan: stage-managed elections against the backdrop of the authorities’ crackdown on dissent

24.04.2015

Early presidential elections resemble a staged play under the facade of democracy. Uncompetitive elections are a way for Nazarbayev to consolidate autocratic power.

Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski appeals to Manuel Valls and Victor Shokin in the defence of Ablyazov

Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski appeals to Manuel Valls and Victor Shokin in the defence of Ablyazov

30.03.2015

Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski, addressed an appeal to the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls and Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Victor Shokin concerning the Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Report: The case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Ukraine

Report: The case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Ukraine

24.03.2015

Illegal cooperation with the Kazakh authorities discredits the new leadership of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies

Relatives and associates of Rakhat Aliyev reject the suicide account

Relatives and associates of Rakhat Aliyev reject the suicide account

25.02.2015

On the 24 of February, the media spread information about the death of Rakhat Aliyev, a famous politician who opposed the regime of Nursultan Nazarbayev. He was found dead in an Austrian Josefstadt prison in a solitary cell, where he had moved a few days prior on his own request.

Do Rzeczy weekly on the use of Interpol by authoritarian regimes

Do Rzeczy weekly on the use of Interpol by authoritarian regimes

02.02.2015

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.