The case of Marat Danebayev: Brother of Kazakhstani political prisoner at risk of persecution

The case of Marat Danebayev: Brother of Kazakhstani political prisoner at risk of persecution

29.01.2024

Marat Danebayev – is a brother of a prominent Kazakhstani political prisoner Timur Danebayev. Marat Danebayev faced the risk of politically motivated persecution in Kazakhstan because he publicly covering the facts of ongoing repression against his brother, who is not receiving necessary medical care and is being held in unacceptable conditions. Marat was forced to […]

MEPs and human rights defenders: “Don’t hand Khassenov to Kazakhstan”

MEPs and human rights defenders: “Don’t hand Khassenov to Kazakhstan”

28.12.2023

MEPs and prominent human rights defenders are calling on Lithuania not to make the mistake of handing Daniyar Khassenov over to Kazakhstan. Khassenov lives in Lithuania and is facing forced expulsion by a court decision. The deportation of Daniyar Khassenov from Lithuania was initiated by the Lithuanian Migration Department. Khassenov is known as a human […]

The Case of Zhanara Akhmetova: Ukraine Is in Haste to Arrest and to Extradite Kazakhstani Journalist

The Case of Zhanara Akhmetova: Ukraine Is in Haste to Arrest and to Extradite Kazakhstani Journalist

26.05.2020

A prominent Kazakhstani journalist and opposition activist Zhanara Akhmetova could be illegally extradited from Ukraine to Kazakhstan at any time. According to our sources, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine is already preparing to place her under extradition arrest. On 19 May 2020, Akhmetova got a decision by the Supreme Court of Ukraine depriving her of the chance to be granted asylum. The decision was adopted in haste during the quarantine. It was also adopted without taking into account the arguments of Akhmetova’s lawyers.

ODF co-hosts side-event at the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna

ODF co-hosts side-event at the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna

02.03.2020

On the 20th February 2020, on the occasion of the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, together with the members of the Dutch Delegation, Farah Karimi and Boris Dittrich, we had the pleasure of hosting the side-event “New and Old Ways of Suppressing Dissent in the OSCE Area: Protecting Political Refugees from Legal and Technological Abuse”.

Statement by Ukrainian human rights defenders on the case of Zhanara Akhmetova

Statement by Ukrainian human rights defenders on the case of Zhanara Akhmetova

09.01.2020

Zhanara Akhmetova is a Kazakhstani journalist, one of the leaders of the opposition movement “Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan” (DCK). For several years, Akhmetova and her minor son have been unsuccessfully seeking refugee status and, through this, political asylum in Ukraine.

Members of the Italian Parliament sign letter in support of Bota Jardemalie

Members of the Italian Parliament sign letter in support of Bota Jardemalie

25.12.2019

Members of the Italian Senate and the Italian Chamber of Deputies forwarded a letter to the Belgian Prime Minister, demonstrating their concern and outrage with the situation faced by Jardemalie in Belgium.

The protection of political refugees and illegal extraditions: debate in Kyiv

The protection of political refugees and illegal extraditions: debate in Kyiv

12.12.2019

On 10 December 2019, in Kyiv, a discussion was held on the topic: “How to protect political refugees from illegal extraditions and misuse of interstate legal assistance?”. The event was held as part of the 4th National Human Rights Non-Conference. The Open Dialogue Foundation, the Right to Protection Charitable Foundation, the Kharkov Institute of Social Studies, and the Human Rights Agenda Coalition were among the organisers of the event.

Novoye Vremya: Ukraine – a trap for political refugees

Novoye Vremya: Ukraine – a trap for political refugees

24.11.2017

When arriving in Ukraine, political refugees do not leave their problems behind; on the contrary, they face new ones.

Open Dialogue Foundation participates in the first meeting of the Working Group on the Processing of Information (GTI), tasked with reviewing INTERPOL’s Supervisory Mechanisms

Open Dialogue Foundation participates in the first meeting of the Working Group on the Processing of Information (GTI), tasked with reviewing INTERPOL’s Supervisory Mechanisms

09.07.2015

The Open Dialogue Foundation was invited, as one of the external experts, along with representatives from Fair Trials International, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Centre for Peace Studies and Sherpa Organisation, to take part in the first meeting of the Working Group on the Processing of Information (GTI).

ODF at first meeting of Interpol’s Working Group od Processing of Information

ODF at first meeting of Interpol’s Working Group od Processing of Information

09.07.2015

The Open Dialogue Foundation was invited, as one of the external experts, along with representatives from Fair Trials International, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Centre for Peace Studies and Sherpa Organisation, to take part in the first meeting of the Working Group on the Processing of Information (GTI).

The report: The Interpol system is in need of reform

The report: The Interpol system is in need of reform

24.02.2015

Political refugees become victims of misuse of the Interpol system by authoritarian states.

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.

The French National Assembly and the European Parliament ask about Mukhtar Ablyazov and Alexander Pavlov

The French National Assembly and the European Parliament ask about Mukhtar Ablyazov and Alexander Pavlov

11.12.2014

At the beginning of December 2014, French MP and the Chair of the Committee on European Affairs in the French National Assembly – Ms Danielle Auroi, as well as Spanish MEP and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament – Mr Fernando Maura Barandiaran have appealed on the ca

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