Human rights defenders write to Lithuanian authorities in support of Syrym Shalabayev

Human rights defenders write to Lithuanian authorities in support of Syrym Shalabayev

23.11.2015

Human rights defenders appeal to the office of the Prosecutor General, Ministry of Justice and President of Lithuania requesting recognition of political motivations behind persecution of a relative of the Kazakh dissident and urging not to allow S. Shalabayev’s extradition to Kazakhstan or Ukraine.

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.

A fourth birthday in prison: Authorities create unbearable conditions of detention for Kozlov

A fourth birthday in prison: Authorities create unbearable conditions of detention for Kozlov

11.08.2015

On 10 August, 2015, the Kazakh opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov celebrated his 55th birthday behind bars. Having been placed in strict conditions of detention, he is subjected to ill-treatment and faces the risk of being transferred to a different, more severe penal colony.

Following his release from solitary confinement, Vladimir Kozlov has been transferred to strict regime conditions for six months

Following his release from solitary confinement, Vladimir Kozlov has been transferred to strict regime conditions for six months

30.07.2015

The Kazakh authorities misinform the international community in order to avoid criticism for their persecution of political prisoner V. Kozlov.

Political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov placed in solitary confinement and has gone on hunger strike

Political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov placed in solitary confinement and has gone on hunger strike

21.07.2015

A Kazakhstani political prisoner is being subjected to ill treatment. Vladimir Kozlov has been systematically denied a transfer to milder conditions of detention and release on parole.

Court orders an investigation into the actions of the investigator who may have concealed information on corruption in the Interior Ministry in connection with the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov

Court orders an investigation into the actions of the investigator who may have concealed information on corruption in the Interior Ministry in connection with the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov

23.06.2015

On 19 June, 2015, the Pechersky District Court of Kiev satisfied the complaint filed by the Open Dialogue Foundation and handed down a decision to initiate criminal proceedings with respect to the Kiev investigator Sergey Khodakovskiy.

Report: the case of Nadiya Savchenko. The trial of the Ukrainian political prisoner may be held in Voronezh

Report: the case of Nadiya Savchenko. The trial of the Ukrainian political prisoner may be held in Voronezh

25.05.2015

The preliminary investigation into the criminal case against the Ukrainian political prisoner Nadiya Savchenko has come to an end. In the near future, the results of which will be submitted for consideration by the court.

Report: France should not allow the deadly rendering of the Kazakh oppositionist

Report: France should not allow the deadly rendering of the Kazakh oppositionist

15.05.2015

1. Introduction The political context of the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov has been repeatedly referred to in the statements of human rights organisations, members of the European Parliament and the PACE. Russia and Ukraine are not safe countries for extradition as these countries do not guarantee the right to a fair trial or adequate conditions […]

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.

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

The case of Artur Trofimov: political persecution of an ally of the Kazakh opposition

The case of Artur Trofimov: political persecution of an ally of the Kazakh opposition

04.02.2015

Artur Trofimov is accused in a criminal case against Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov.

International support of Mukhtar Ablyazov as an opposition politician

International support of Mukhtar Ablyazov as an opposition politician

20.01.2015

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights, the French League of Human Rights and other human rights organisations have repeatedly underlined the political nature of the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov

The Christian Democrats and Social Democrats intervene on Muratbek Ketebayev’s case

The Christian Democrats and Social Democrats intervene on Muratbek Ketebayev’s case

15.01.2015

In the current week, Members of the European Parliament from two political groups have intervened in the case of Mr Muratbek Ketebayev, Kazakh political and social activist, who was arrested on December 27, 2014, in Madrid.

Polish parliamentarians appeal to the Spanish Minister of Justice to close the  case against a Kazakh activist

Polish parliamentarians appeal to the Spanish Minister of Justice to close the case against a Kazakh activist

12.01.2015

In a letter to the Spanish Minister of Justice Rafael Catala, Polish MPs expressed their concern over the detention of Kazakh activist Muratbek Ketebayev in Spain, who has been granted refugee status in Poland.

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