Support the campaign #LetMyPeopleGo

Support the campaign #LetMyPeopleGo

20.04.2016

We have a good chance to force the international community to talk more about Ukrainian Hostages of Kremlin. The campaign #LetMyPeopleGo joined the list of finalists of the international competition of online activism Deutsche Welle DW – The Bobs. Everyone of us can help it to win.

Anna Koj for BelsatTV: We can help Nadia Savchenko but it requires concrete political action

Anna Koj for BelsatTV: We can help Nadia Savchenko but it requires concrete political action

15.04.2016

On 14 April, Belsat TV, the only independent Belarusian TV channel, broadcasted an interview with the Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation’s EU Office, Anna Koj. She discussed the case of Nadia Savchenko, recently sentenced by the Russian court to 22 years of prison.

“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.

Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement on ‘promising reform’ in Kazakhstan calls into question the competence of representatives of the European Commission given their assessment of the real situation in the country

Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement on ‘promising reform’ in Kazakhstan calls into question the competence of representatives of the European Commission given their assessment of the real situation in the country

07.04.2016

On 30 March, 2016, Jean-Claude Juncker met with Nursultan Nazarbayev – a dictator, who has single-handedly governed Kazakhstan for over 25 years. The President of the European Commission stated that his ‘good friend’ Nazarbayev was ‘sensitive’ to the problems of human rights.

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.

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 Dialogue Foundation.

New names on “Savchenko List”

New names on “Savchenko List”

18.03.2016

Due to the recent extremely worrying developments and following consultations with Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyers, as well as with the representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society we have decided to broaden the “Savchenko List” with new names and to make it public.

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

11.03.2016

At the end of the Free Russia Forum the participating representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society adopted a resolution supporting the call for the introduction of personal sanctions against individuals responsible for the persecution of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

Open Dialog: Savchenko on dry hunger strike – personal sanctions must follow now

Open Dialog: Savchenko on dry hunger strike – personal sanctions must follow now

09.03.2016

Nadiya Savchenko was supposed to deliver her final word statement on March 3 during a hearing that was to set the date for the final verdict in her case to be announced. In an unexpected turn of events, she was not allowed to speak as the hearing was adjourned to March 9.

Nadiya Savchenko has begun dry hunger strike

Nadiya Savchenko has begun dry hunger strike

04.03.2016

On 4 March, 2016, Nadiya Savchenko officially went on a ‘dry hunger strike’, refusing even water. Such a radical move is a reaction to yesterday’s unlawful action of the court which did not permit the Ukrainian woman to deliver her final speech at the trial.

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

Discussions on media freedom in Kazakhstan at the European Parliament in Brussels

28.01.2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Estonian Member of the European Parliament Mrs Marju Lauristin (Socialists and Democrats) organised a high-level working breakfast at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the topic of media freedom in Kazakhstan.

Yegor Sobolev calls for an investigation into the corrupt acts of Ukrainian investigators in the Mukhtar Ablyazov and Syrym Shalabayev cases

Yegor Sobolev calls for an investigation into the corrupt acts of Ukrainian investigators in the Mukhtar Ablyazov and Syrym Shalabayev cases

25.01.2016

On 14 January, 2016, MP Yegor Sobolev urged the General Prosecutor’s Office to carefully examine publicised incidents of abuse by Ukrainian investigators in the cases against Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov and his relative Syrym Shalabayev.

The anniversary of the shooting: ‘The Zhanaozen list’ should end the impunity of perpetrators, guilty of torture and oppression

The anniversary of the shooting: ‘The Zhanaozen list’ should end the impunity of perpetrators, guilty of torture and oppression

16.12.2015

Four years ago, on 16 December, 2011, in the Kazakh city of Zhanaozen, riot police opened fire with live ammunition on the backs of unarmed oil workers, who had been protesting for higher wages and better working conditions for seven months.

Kazakhstan rejects statements of the UN, EU and OSCE on violations of human rights

Kazakhstan rejects statements of the UN, EU and OSCE on violations of human rights

30.11.2015

While rejecting criticism from the international community, Kazakhstan is tightening its grip on civil society. However, a desire to preserve its image forces authorities to resort to making some concessions in the cases of political prisoners.

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