The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

17.02.2017

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialogue Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

Report: Kazakhstan pursues former top managers of BTA Bank in order to obtain their testimonies against Mukhtar Ablyazov

Report: Kazakhstan pursues former top managers of BTA Bank in order to obtain their testimonies against Mukhtar Ablyazov

10.02.2017

France recognised the political nature of the prosecution of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a longtime opponent of Nursultan Nazarbayev. The need to obtain ‘additional testimonies’ against Ablyazov led to the intensification of a ‘hunt’ for former top managers of BTA Bank.

Open Dialogue Foundation’s 2017 season’s greetings and 2016 top achievements

Open Dialogue Foundation’s 2017 season’s greetings and 2016 top achievements

04.01.2017

As the Open Dialogue Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support during the past year and wish you all the best in your professional and personal life in 2017! On this occasion we would like also to share with you some of the ODF’s top achievements of the year 2016.

Ablyazov has been released from prison. Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine continue to harass the oppositionist

Ablyazov has been released from prison. Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine continue to harass the oppositionist

20.12.2016

On 9 December 2016, France’s State Council (Conseil d’Etat) rejected Russia’s request for the extradition of the Kazakh opposition politician and businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov. The request for Ablyazov’s extradition was recognised as politically motivated.

Ukraine assists post-Soviet states with the persecution of political opponents and refugees

Ukraine assists post-Soviet states with the persecution of political opponents and refugees

12.12.2016

Through illegal extraditions and violations of the rights of refugees, the Ukrainian authorities contribute towards the political persecution by Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

Appeal of human rights activists of Ukraine and Kazakhstan regarding the inadmissibility of extradition of Tatiana Paraskevich from the Czech Republic

Appeal of human rights activists of Ukraine and Kazakhstan regarding the inadmissibility of extradition of Tatiana Paraskevich from the Czech Republic

25.10.2016

We call upon the Czech authorities to defend Tatiana Paraskevich who has been exposed to persecution as a part of politically motivated case and now faces new threats.

INTERPOL’s reform and rights of victims of politically motivated extradition requests: steps forward and emergence of new threats

INTERPOL’s reform and rights of victims of politically motivated extradition requests: steps forward and emergence of new threats

22.09.2016

In the last years, considerable criticism arose over the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), which used to be excessively passive in the wake of a growing trend of misuse of its mechanisms by authoritarian states.

Invitation for the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events

Invitation for the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events

21.09.2016

The Open Dialogue Foundation and the Center for Civil Liberties would like to invite to the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 side-events (Sofitel Victoria Warsaw, Królewska St. 11, 00-065 Warsaw, Poland).

In their appeal to the Czech authorities, Russian human rights defenders made a stand in defence of Tatiana Paraskevich

In their appeal to the Czech authorities, Russian human rights defenders made a stand in defence of Tatiana Paraskevich

20.09.2016

(Translation from Russian) Supreme Public Prosecutor, of the Czech Republic, Pavel Zeman Jezuitská 4, Brno, CZ-660 55 Czech Republic, [email protected]; Head of Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior  of the Czech Republic, Tomáš Haišman 21/ОАМ, Nad Štolou, 3, Praha 7, CZ-170 34 [email protected]; [email protected]; Minister of Justice of the Czech […]

The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: Through misuse of the EU’s justice system, Kazakhstan’s lobbyists seek to have Paraskevich’s asylum status revoked

The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: Through misuse of the EU’s justice system, Kazakhstan’s lobbyists seek to have Paraskevich’s asylum status revoked

14.09.2016

Kazakhstan exerts illegal and political influence on Ukraine and Russia in the framework of the criminal case against Mukhtar Ablyazov and Tatiana Paraskevich. The Czech Republic refused to extradite Paraskevich, however, Ukraine and Russia re-submitted similar requests for her extradition.

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes Lithuania’s decision to deny the extradition of Syrym Shalabayev to Kazakhstan or Ukraine

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes Lithuania’s decision to deny the extradition of Syrym Shalabayev to Kazakhstan or Ukraine

30.06.2016

On 28 June, 2016, the court in Vilnius handed down the ruling denying the requests of Kazakhstan and Ukraine regarding the extradition of Syrym Shalabayev who is a relative of the Kazakh opposition politician and political refugee, Mukhtar Ablyazov.

The case of Paraskevich: Ukraine continues to collaborate with Russia and Kazakhstan on attempts to prosecute political refugees

The case of Paraskevich: Ukraine continues to collaborate with Russia and Kazakhstan on attempts to prosecute political refugees

19.05.2016

As early as in 2014 the Czech Republic granted to Tatiana Paraskevich subsidiary protection, refusing to extradite her to Ukraine or Russia. However, in 2016, Ukraine and Russia almost simultaneously issued identical requests for Paraskevich’s extradition.

Report: The facts which confirm the fabrication of the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Russia: Tatiana Paraskevich and Artur Trofimov prosecution

Report: The facts which confirm the fabrication of the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Russia: Tatiana Paraskevich and Artur Trofimov prosecution

07.03.2016

In line with an agreement made between Putin and Nazarbayev, investigators from the ‘Magnitsky List’ and representatives of Kazakhstan demanded that Paraskevich and Trofimov sign incriminating testimonies against opposition politician, Ablyazov.

Stop the extradition of the oppositionist due to the threats of torture, an unfair trial and the illegal interference of Kazakhstan

Stop the extradition of the oppositionist due to the threats of torture, an unfair trial and the illegal interference of Kazakhstan

03.06.2015

As an expression of our solidarity with human rights organisations who have published reports, members of the European Parliament and the PACE regarding the case of Ablyazov, we hereby present you with an appeal that you deny the requests for the extradition of the Kazakh opposition politician.

The list of Kazakh dissidents, their families and colleagues  persecuted with the use of INTERPOL in the European Union in 2012-15

The list of Kazakh dissidents, their families and colleagues persecuted with the use of INTERPOL in the European Union in 2012-15

07.04.2015

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.

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