Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

On April 29, 2022, activist and citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych went missing in the occupied Crimea while returning home from work. On the same day, Russian security forces searched Iryna’s house in the village of Vladyslavivka near Feodosia, where she lived with her parents, and seized her phone and equipment. The representatives of the occupying […]

Kazakhstan supports Russia in military aggression against Ukraine

Kazakhstan supports Russia in military aggression against Ukraine

Kazakhstan’s official position: By 27 March 2022, neither president Tokayev nor the government of Kazakhstan has declared Kazakhstan’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity or has called on Russia to end its aggression against Ukraine. On 22 February 2022, just two days before Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi stated that “the issue […]

Bulletproof vests and helmets were sent to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region

Bulletproof vests and helmets were sent to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region

Thanks to you, life-saving equipment – bulletproof vests and helmets – purchased with the funds from our public collection, have just been delivered to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region. Bordering the Kyiv region and Belarus, it is an important resistance point for the Ukrainians heroically defending their people. The area is regularly attacked by Russian […]

NO to trade with Russia! Blockade on the Polish-Belarusian border

NO to trade with Russia! Blockade on the Polish-Belarusian border

At 9:00 a.m. today, we started a blockade of trucks at the Polish-Belarusian border crossing in Kukuryki. We demand to stop trade between the EU and Russia immediately, because every product, every euro that feeds the Russian economy, is killing Ukrainians. We have the power to stop it! We call on all Poles, opinion leaders […]

Helpline for refugees seeking shelter outside Poland

Helpline for refugees seeking shelter outside Poland

Our volunteers resettle refugees in Western European countries. We answer the phone from 10:00 to 20:00 and sometimes, when possible, from 7:00 to 22:00. The helpline is available in six languages: Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, English, Spanish and French. The person arriving in the country will be able to live with a local family in their […]

Mattresses for the shelter in Truskavets

Mattresses for the shelter in Truskavets

A few days ago, we delivered 100 mattresses to war victims – mainly women and children – forced to leave their own homes, who found temporary asylum in one of the shelters in Truskavets. Women and children who flee the ongoing war often stop in the vicinity of Lviv. One such shelter has become Truskavets. […]

SOS! Rescue civilians in Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel!

SOS! Rescue civilians in Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel!

There are hostilities in Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel and nearby villages near Kyiv. They are partly taken over by the occupying forces and there is no access to them. There are residents in these settlements whose lives are under threat.

We have launched a fundraising campaign to help Ukraine

We have launched a fundraising campaign to help Ukraine

In light of the unprecedented escalation of the war against Ukraine – an armed attack by Russian troops on the morning of 24 February 2022 – we are launching an urgent fundraising campaign to support our friends and neighbours. Ukrainians today are defending Poland, Europe and the values of the entire West – and they are paying the ultimate price. We will not leave them alone!

Kazakhstan: unprecedented acts of the regime’s terror against civilians and the Russian-led CSTO’s military intervention

Kazakhstan: unprecedented acts of the regime’s terror against civilians and the Russian-led CSTO’s military intervention

This report is based on data, video and photo materials from eyewitnesses, activists, human rights defenders, peaceful protesters from more than 60 cities and villages in Kazakhstan, where protests were held. It also contains references to statements of the US, the EEAS, international organisations such as the UN, the OSCE, media outlets. In order to ensure safety of eyewitnesses, their names are not mentioned. Co-authors of this report, Raigul Sadyrbayeva and Aiya Sadvakasova, have been arrested under politically motivated criminal cases for their human rights activities. The authors of this report express their gratitude for all informants and volunteers, who contributed to this report despite risking their lives and freedom. The authors of the report extend their condolences to families, relatives and friends of those who lost their lives during these mass repressions. We strongly believe that the truth must be unravelled and perpetrators must be held accountable.

Kazakhstan:  surrender of technological sovereignty to Russia & China and a further assault on civil society and liberties

Kazakhstan: surrender of technological sovereignty to Russia & China and a further assault on civil society and liberties

On 3 September 2021, within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and head of the Russian SBER group of companies (SBER) German Gref [German Gref, the head of SBER, has been close to Putin since his work in St-Petersburg. Gref was mentioned in the Pandora papers scandal with his offshores in Singapore, Panama and Samoa] signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Digital Transformation Projects for the Republic of Kazakhstan, Transition to the Platform-Based Digitalisation Model and the Data Driven Government Concept. The Memorandum was approved by the Decree of the Government of Kazakhstan on the same day. Pursuant to the Memorandum, SBER will create, implement and support a single centralised digital platform (GovTech) for all electronic state services in Kazakhstan to replace Kazakhstan’s existing e-government platforms (united by the website – https://egov.kz/cms/en). As of today, over 80% of state services are available on egov.kz. 

Invitation to an online event — Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses

Invitation to an online event — Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses

The Open Dialogue Foundation, the Italian Federation for Human Rights and Freedom Kazakhstan Foundation invite you to attend the online event “Authoritarian countermeasures to targeted sanctions: China’s and other autocratic responses”. On Monday, 21 June 2021, our distinguished guests will gather to discuss Russia’s and China’s countermeasures in response to the EU’s first designations under the new EU Global […]