Servants of the regime: sanction list of persons accountable for gross human rights violations in Kazakhstan

Servants of the regime: sanction list of persons accountable for gross human rights violations in Kazakhstan

28.10.2020

In authoritarian Kazakhstan, civil society representatives are subjected to arbitrary detention, criminal prosecution, imprisonment and torture for public and human rights activities, participation in peaceful protests and criticism of the authorities through social networks.

Osservatorio Diritti: “Kazakhstan: coronavirus is the new instrument of social repression”

Osservatorio Diritti: “Kazakhstan: coronavirus is the new instrument of social repression”

31.08.2020

Osservatorio Diritti, an Italian media outlet dedicated to human rights and human rights defenders worldwide, has published an analysis of Kazakhstan’s mismanagement of the pandemic from the perspective of civil society.  The article features interviews with Paola Gaffurini, Advocacy Officer at the Open Dialogue Foundation, Dana Zhanay, Kazakhstani human rights defender and co-founder of Qaharman […]

Kremlin Repression Continues. Letter of support for Open Russia activist

Kremlin Repression Continues. Letter of support for Open Russia activist

15.07.2020

The case of Daria El Zhed, a Russian opposition activist, has become one more example of political persecution against members and leaders of the Open Russia opposition movement. This movement was founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a long-time opponent of the Russian authoritarian regime. Daria El Zhed asked for political asylum in Austria. Now she may have to face extradition from Austria to Russia, where she will be tortured and subject to unfair investigation and trial.

Observation Mission – Human Rights in Ukraine: Selected cases of persecution of civil society activists since 2014

Observation Mission – Human Rights in Ukraine: Selected cases of persecution of civil society activists since 2014

14.07.2020

This report includes, among else, direct observations made during a human rights monitoring mission to Ukraine in the period between 16–19 March 2019. The mission was held at the invitation of representatives of Ukrainian civil society. The mission visited Odessa and Kyiv, where a number of meetings were held with civil society activists, human rights activists, experts, relatives of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, political refugees, Ukrainian officials, and diplomats accredited in the country. In addition to the meetings, the mission participants monitored a peaceful protest in Odessa on 16 March, 2019 and attended a round table in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 18 March 2019.

Statement on the unacceptability of political pressure on the investigation into attacks on public activist Serhiy Sternenko

Statement on the unacceptability of political pressure on the investigation into attacks on public activist Serhiy Sternenko

27.03.2020

We, human rights organisations, call upon law enforcement authorities to investigate fairly the circumstances of attacks on Serhiy Sternenko. We would also ask politicians, officials and other parties not involved in the proceedings to refrain from interfering in the investigation.

List of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other politically prosecuted persons (updated)

List of Kazakhstani political prisoners and other politically prosecuted persons (updated)

04.11.2019

This report examines the cases of 39 individuals who are currently subject to politically motivated criminal prosecution in Kazakhstan. Among them, 21 are political prisoners who remain in prisons or pre-trial detention facilities.

“The time has come to pay for those attacks” – Onet.pl on the Foundation’s lawsuits against PiS

“The time has come to pay for those attacks” – Onet.pl on the Foundation’s lawsuits against PiS

11.10.2019

During a press conference on 11 October 2019, representatives and proxies of ODF presented 20 lawsuits filed against pro-government politicians, journalists, activists and media organisations in connection with a “mass propaganda campaign” they were supposed to launch against the Foundation.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Ukraine: The Law and Justice Party has deprived me of my second homeland, but they have not taken away my hope

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Ukraine: The Law and Justice Party has deprived me of my second homeland, but they have not taken away my hope

18.09.2019

Let me tell you how I feel as a foreigner married to a Pole perceived by the Polish authorities as their public enemy, after my family and I have gone through real hell caused by the ruling Law and Justice Party. On 5 September the Regional Administrative Court in Warsaw reversed the decisions issued by […]

Servants of the Regime: Who Prosecutes Peaceful Protesters in Kazakhstan

Servants of the Regime: Who Prosecutes Peaceful Protesters in Kazakhstan

03.09.2019

The Open Dialogue Foundation has managed to gather the names of 136 police officers, investigators, security officers, prosecutors and judges who participated in politically motivated prosecutions of peaceful protesters.

ODF statement: Stop legitimising the fascistisation of public space

ODF statement: Stop legitimising the fascistisation of public space

05.07.2019

We fully sympathise with civic activist Tomasz Sikora, member of Citizens of Poland [Polish: Obywatele RP] movement, who, on 3 July 2019, was illegally sentenced to two months of community service by the District Court in Warsaw (5th Criminal Division).

Lists of persons detained and held liable for alleged participation in protests from 1 May to 12 June 2019

Lists of persons detained and held liable for alleged participation in protests from 1 May to 12 June 2019

03.07.2019

The Open Dialogue Foundation monitors cases of persecution during peaceful protests in Kazakhstan. This article contains the lists of persons detained and convicted from 1 May to 12 June 2019. The lists were compiled based on information from the Facebook group #IHaveAChoice #ActivistsNotExtremists.

Bartosz Kramek on the situation of Polish human rights activists during Civil Society Days 2019

Bartosz Kramek on the situation of Polish human rights activists during Civil Society Days 2019

01.07.2019

On June 12 and 13, in Brussels, the 2019 edition of the Civil Society Days event took place at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This event represents the cooperation between the EESC and the members of the Liaison Group representing European civil society organisations and networks

Bartosz Kramek speaks about resilient democracies at the Civil Society Days 2019

Bartosz Kramek speaks about resilient democracies at the Civil Society Days 2019

01.07.2019

On June 12 and 13, in Brussels, the 2019 edition of the Civil Society Days event took place at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This event represents the cooperation between the EESC and the members of the Liaison Group representing European civil society organisations and networks

Observation mission: human rights in Ukraine – the situation with anti-corruption activists in Kryvyi Rih

Observation mission: human rights in Ukraine – the situation with anti-corruption activists in Kryvyi Rih

30.05.2019

The study constitutes part of observations made in the period 16–19 March 2019 within the framework of a human rights observation mission, during meetings with representatives of Ukrainian civil society, expert circles, Ukrainian authorities and diplomats accredited in Ukraine.

The authorities of Kazakhstan punish civil activism with call up for military service

The authorities of Kazakhstan punish civil activism with call up for military service

29.05.2019

In the run-up to the extraordinary presidential election in Kazakhstan, a wave of protests has risen, demanding a fair and transparent expression of will. In many towns and cities, peaceful actions have taken place and participants have been arbitrarily detained.

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