The case of Almat Zhumagulov and Kenzhebek Abishev

The case of Almat Zhumagulov and Kenzhebek Abishev

07.02.2018

1. Introduction In April 2017, opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov, along with his associates, announced the resumption of the activities of the ‘Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan’ (DCK) movement. The previous DCK movement was banned by a Kazakhstani court on charges of ‘extremism’ in 2005. According to Ablyazov, 32,000 people joined the DCK in 2007. In authoritarian […]

Каzakhstan: More than 700 miners go on strike

Каzakhstan: More than 700 miners go on strike

15.12.2017

On 11 December 2017, miners of four mines in the city of Shakhtinsk, Karaganda Province, refused to return to the surface and announced the beginning of a protest action. They put forward a number of demands, the main of which is a 100% increase in salaries.

The court confirmed the dubious nature of the criminal charges against Aleksander Orlow; however, the investigative bodies fail to notice violations

The court confirmed the dubious nature of the criminal charges against Aleksander Orlow; however, the investigative bodies fail to notice violations

03.04.2017

For more than 4.5 years, a citizen of Poland, Aleksander Orlow, was held in detention in the Odessa detention facility under questionable charges. Due to the international publicity and professionalism of Ukrainian attorneys, it was possible to obtain a court decision on his release from custody.

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.

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 Dialogue 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.

“I have always felt your support” – Vladimir Kozlov writes a letter to ODF

“I have always felt your support” – Vladimir Kozlov writes a letter to ODF

16.09.2016

Vladimir Kozlov, Kazakh dissident, released from prison last month, after almost five years spent behind bars, wrote a letter to the Open Dialogue Foundation. In the letter, he calls ODF activists his friends and thanks them for their dedication in fighting for his freedom.

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialogue Foundation’s top achievements

24.08.2016

Representatives of the Foundation follow and attend the most important sessions and meetings of the international organizations and institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Vienna and Geneva.

Mass arrests and threats on the eve of rallies of 21th May: We urge to prevent recurrence of Zhanaozen tragedy

Mass arrests and threats on the eve of rallies of 21th May: We urge to prevent recurrence of Zhanaozen tragedy

20.05.2016

Open Dialogue Foundation calls on to urgently react to the wave of arrests of Kazakhstan activists, and make every effort to prevent violence against citizens during peaceful rally planned for the 21 May, 2016 in several Kazakhstan cities.

“Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine” and “28 hostages of the Kremlin” reports presented in the European Parliament in Brussels

“Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine” and “28 hostages of the Kremlin” reports presented in the European Parliament in Brussels

08.04.2016

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and the Centre for Civil Liberties organised a conference dedicated to the topic of the global overview of the human rights violations during the Russian-Ukrainian war.

“Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine” and “28 hostages of the Kremlin” reports presented in the European Parliament in Brussels

“Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine” and “28 hostages of the Kremlin” reports presented in the European Parliament in Brussels

08.04.2016

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and the Centre for Civil Liberties organised a conference dedicated to the topic of the global overview of the human rights violations during the Russian-Ukrainian war.

In protest against inhumane treatment, Aleksandr Orlow has gone on hunger strike

In protest against inhumane treatment, Aleksandr Orlow has gone on hunger strike

01.04.2016

A citizen of the Republic of Poland, A. Orlow, who has been held in custody without having been sentenced for over 4 years now, went on hunger strike in protest against the unbearable conditions of detention and torture he is being subjected to in the detention facility where he is being remanded.

Report: The case of ‘Crimean terrorists’

Report: The case of ‘Crimean terrorists’

11.09.2015

The Russian regime held a show trial involving opponents of the annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Oleg Sentsov and Aleksander Kolchenko were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on trumped-up charges of terrorism

Report: The harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

Report: The harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

26.06.2015

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes the initiative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on consultations regarding the creation of a favourable space for civil society activities and the development of a report with practical recommendations on this matter.

Polish MP Kozłowska-Rajewicz has received a response from the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation on the issue of the kidnapped residents of the Crimea

Polish MP Kozłowska-Rajewicz has received a response from the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation on the issue of the kidnapped residents of the Crimea

20.01.2015

Russia’s Prosecutor’s Office continues to assert that along with the occupied territories, the country appropriated Ukrainian citizens.

Sentsov was deemed to be a Russian citizen

Sentsov was deemed to be a Russian citizen

16.12.2014

The Open Dialogue Foundation received a reply to the inquiry regarding the case of Sentsov, Kolchenko and Afanasiyev from the Office of the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation.

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