Kazakhstan After the 6th of July 2019: Authorities Persecute and Imprison the Participants of Peaceful Protests

Kazakhstan After the 6th of July 2019: Authorities Persecute and Imprison the Participants of Peaceful Protests

15.08.2019

On 6 July 2019, rallies were planned in various cities of Kazakhstan to demand that the results of the presidential election be cancelled and Nazarbayev be deprived of power, as well as against Chinese expansion. Law enforcement agencies detained about 700 peaceful protesters in different places.

Letter of appeal to OSCE General Secretary from Kazakhstani human rights defenders

Letter of appeal to OSCE General Secretary from Kazakhstani human rights defenders

15.10.2018

On 9 October 2018, over 150 Kazakhstani representatives of human rights organisations and Kazakhstani citizens signed an open letter to Ambassador T. Greminger, General Secretary of the OSCE, in view of his visit to Astana to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the OSCE office in Kazakhstan.

Who killed Pavlo Scheremet? Ukraine’s civil society demands the answers

Who killed Pavlo Scheremet? Ukraine’s civil society demands the answers

20.07.2018

Media and human rights organisations, including the Open Dialogue Foundation, have issued a joint statement, demanding from law enforcement officers, a public report on the investigation into the assassination of Pavel Sheremet.

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.

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.

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

02.03.2016

On Thursday, 25 February 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organised a working lunch dedicated to the topic of persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers

Kazakhstan: The oppression of journalists and bloggers

22.01.2016

Kazakhstan demands that administrations of social networks disclose personal data of independent journalists, bloggers and political opponents. In retaliation for criticism, the authorities bring criminal charges of ‘spreading false information’ against inconvenient journalists.

Kazakhstan: journalists suspected of ‘spreading false information’ arrested

Kazakhstan: journalists suspected of ‘spreading false information’ arrested

31.12.2015

Journalists of the online portal ‘Nakanune.kz’ Guzal Baidalinova and Rafael Balgin have been taken into custody and placed under arrest for 2 months. Their colleague, Yulia Kozlova is also facing arrest. The journalists are being prosecuted under Art. 274 of the Criminal Code of the Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: searches of independent journalists’ premises and criminal prosecutions for ‘spreading false information’

Kazakhstan: searches of independent journalists’ premises and criminal prosecutions for ‘spreading false information’

18.12.2015

On 18 December 2015, police raided the editorial office of the online portal ‘Nakanune.kz’ as well as apartments of the journalists: Gyuzyal Baidalinova, Yulia Kozlova and Rafael Balgin. The journalists may face charges of ‘spreading false information’.

Report: The case of Aleksander Orlow. Polish citizen faced criminal persecution in Ukraine

Report: The case of Aleksander Orlow. Polish citizen faced criminal persecution in Ukraine

03.09.2015

A citizen of the Republic of Poland was faced with a dubious criminal prosecution in Ukraine and has spent the last 4 years in pre-trial incarceration without having been sentenced by a court.

Schulz in the cases of Savchenko and Agarkov

Schulz in the cases of Savchenko and Agarkov

02.10.2014

The Open Dialogue Foundation has addressed the President of the European Parliament concerning the matter of the Ukrainian journalist E. Agarkov and the abducted female pilot N. Savchenko.

Kazakhstan: Head of anti-corruption organisation convicted in a defamation case

Kazakhstan: Head of anti-corruption organisation convicted in a defamation case

14.07.2014

The president of a Kazakh foundation “National Anti-corruption Committee”, Musagali Duambekov, has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment for “defamation” after the publication of a series of journalistic investigations.

Journalists request Ukraine and the European Union’s protection from the oppression of Kazakh authorities

Journalists request Ukraine and the European Union’s protection from the oppression of Kazakh authorities

01.04.2014

For several years, the couple, Aidos and Natalia Sadykov was persecuted in their homeland due to their journalistic activities. They were forced to leave Kazakhstan, as Natalia faced imprisonment for libel.

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