The criminal court of Perugia, Italy, has just delivered a long-awaited decision on Alma Shalabayeva’s case. On 14 October 2020, the Italian court sentenced to prison six Italian law-enforcement officers on ‘abduction’ charges and one justice of the peace for ‘forgery’. In 2013, Alma Shalabayeva, wife of Kazakhstani opposition leader and political refugee Mukhtar Ablyazov, […]
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The issue of abusive Red Notices has become topical once again in the media, after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, Mr Doğan Akhanlı. In an article published by an Italian newspaper, ‘L’Opinione delle Libertà’, it takes the example of the Turkish dissident
In view of the scale of its operations and the significant and growing number of incidents of so-called hate speech, the ODF is not able to comment on an ongoing basis on all allegations directed at it, in particular, criticism which is loosely based on fact, as expressed by anonymous authors.
French media outlet Mediapart, founded by a former Le Monde editor, Edwy Plenel, has published an article on the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov. Mediapart, famous for its investigative journalism, described how Kazakhstan had influenced the legal proceedings in France.
On behalf of the Open Dialog Foundation, non-governmental human rights organisation, we would like to congratulate you on your election as the new UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
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.
We wish to draw your attention to the alarming fact of the prosecution of the relative of a Kazakh oppositionist in a case which is overtly characterised by political context.
The Open Dialog Foundation has an honour and a pleasure to invite you to
the OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2015 side event: “Reform of Interpol in relation to politically motivated persecutions: work in progress”.
The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization established in Poland, in 2009. The statutory objectives of the Foundation include promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the post-Soviet area.
Below, we list political opponents, their families and colleagues, persecuted by the Kazakh authorities and president Nursultan Nazarbayev through the misuse of the INTERPOL system in the European Union in the years 2012-2015.
The Open Dialog Foundation has once again raised a call for an INTERPOL reform to bring in more transparency, openness and attention to the politically motivated Red Notices.
On Friday 27 February, 2015, in the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, the Open Dialog Foundation presented its newest report “The Interpol system is in need of reform. Political refugees become victims of misuse of the Interpol system by authoritarian states”.
The portal gazeta.pl reported on a protest by refugees and activists from Kazakhstan, which took place in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Warsaw on Thursday afternoon.
Together with Mark Feygin, Alma Shalabayeva and Salim Shalabayev, we were protesting in front of the Kazakhstan’s Embassy in Warsaw in defence of political prisoners.
On the occasion of the visit of the Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev to Brussels, the Open Dialog Foundation organised a manifestation in protest against human rights violations.
On 9 October 2014 in Brussels, the Open Dialog Foundation organized a protest against human and civil rights violations in Kazakhstan. On that day the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Brussels upon the conclusion of the negotiations of the new enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreem
A side-event on the politically motivated misuse of INTERPOL took place in Strasbourg, yesterday, during the part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of the Kazakh dissident, Mukhtar Ablyazov, met with PACE President, Anne Brasseur, and Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation in Strasbourg.
The Open Dialog Foundation calls on the Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, to raise issues related to violations of fundamental rights while on a visit to Kazakhstan later this week.
On the 26th February in Paris, a demonstration was held in defence of political refugees from countries of the former Soviet Union. The protesters gathered near the building of the French Ministry of Justice.
The wife and daughter of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Italy were under close surveillance. International human rights organisations and the United Nations have expressed serious concern about the ‘extraordinary rendition’ of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s wife and daughter to Kazakhstan.
The criminal proceedings against the wife of fugitive Kazakh opposition leader, Mukhtar Ablyazov, bear features of a political order. Ablyazov’s six-year-old daughter, Alua Ablyazova, may also be the victim of political conflict.
The story of the forcible expulsion of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s family to Kazakhstan has become the number one topic of recent days. Was it extradition or deportation? Was it kidnapping or state-sponsored terrorism? These and other questions were addressed by Yevgeniy Zhovtis
The wife and daughter of the disgraced Kazakh opposition leader, M.Ablyazov, were arrested during a special operation in Italy and deported to Kazakhstan. The deportation was carried out under gross violation of international standards. In Kazakhstan, the wife of Mukhtar Ablyazov faces imprisonment
Although the MFA stated on 1 June that they knew nothing about the kidnapping of Alma and her child, I have found out that during the flight they were accompanied by 2 employees of the embassy of Kazakhstan in Italy