Iskander Yerimbetov, one of the defendants in the case of Ablyazov, is being subjected to torture in the detention centre

Iskander Yerimbetov, one of the defendants in the case of Ablyazov, is being subjected to torture in the detention centre

04.12.2017

Businessman Iskander Yerimbetov has become another victim of the criminal case against the Kazakhstani opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov. Yerimbetov is the brother of Botagoz Jardemalie, Ablyazov’s lawyer who has been granted political asylum in Belgium.

The Report: The case of Muratkhan Tokmadi

The Report: The case of Muratkhan Tokmadi

10.08.2017

Through the use of torture, the NSC is forcing Tokmadi to give false testimony confirming that 13 years ago, he ‘committed murder’ ‘at the instruction’ of opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov

“Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea” – debate event at the EP

“Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea” – debate event at the EP

01.03.2017

On Tuesday, 28 February, 2017, Members of the European Parliament hosted the Open Dialog Foundation for a debate event on the “Ukrainian Political Prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea”, at the European Parliament – Brussels.

The case of Vitaliy Buntov: A prisoner who won his case against Russia at the ECHR continues to be subjected to torture

The case of Vitaliy Buntov: A prisoner who won his case against Russia at the ECHR continues to be subjected to torture

20.01.2017

V.Buntov has been repeatedly subjected to torture due to his refusal to withdraw a complaint he filed against FR with the ECHR. Russian authorities deny him medical care and demonstratively threaten him with an extended prison sentence in retaliation for his attempts to defend his rights in the ECHR

Russian whistle-blower Nail Malyutin at risk of extradition from Austria

Russian whistle-blower Nail Malyutin at risk of extradition from Austria

20.12.2016

On 7 December, 2016, the Higher Regional Court of Vienna (Oberlandesgericht Wien) revoked the decision of 29 July, 2015 to approve Malyutin’s extradition to Russia based on charges of incitement to murder. The court now ordered that the case of Malyutin be re-examined.

The list of Ukrainian citizens who have been subjected to politically motivated criminal prosecution by Russia’s law enforcement bodies in the years 2014-2016

The list of Ukrainian citizens who have been subjected to politically motivated criminal prosecution by Russia’s law enforcement bodies in the years 2014-2016

05.10.2016

Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, at least 43 Ukrainian citizens have been illegally prosecuted for political reasons on the part of the Russian law enforcement agencies. Of them 6 have been released, 30 are still held in detention facilities or prisons.

‘Hostages of the Kremlin’: increase of the number of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the illegally occupied Crimea

‘Hostages of the Kremlin’: increase of the number of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the illegally occupied Crimea

30.09.2016

On Friday 23 September, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Center for Civil Liberties organized an OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting side-event on Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the illegally occupied Crimea.

OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting side-event on ‘Hostages of the Kremlin’

OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting side-event on ‘Hostages of the Kremlin’

30.09.2016

On Friday 23 September, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Center for Civil Liberties organized an OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting side-event on Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the illegally occupied Crimea.

Anna Koj for Cronache di Napoli about human rights violations in Crimea and Russia, and about Open Dialog’s work on Ukraine

Anna Koj for Cronache di Napoli about human rights violations in Crimea and Russia, and about Open Dialog’s work on Ukraine

14.09.2016

In a recent interview conducted by Domenico Letizia for Cronache di Napoli, an Italian newspaper, Anna Koj, head of the Open Dialog’s EU Office, spoke about the Foundation’s work in promoting democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet states.

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.

Open Dialogue Foundation and Ukrainian Bar Association presented a report on prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine

Open Dialogue Foundation and Ukrainian Bar Association presented a report on prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine

19.08.2016

On 18 August, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Ukrainian Bar Association presented the final results of the study entitled “Years behind bars without judgment: prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine due to a violation of reasonable terms of criminal proceedings”.

Open Dialog Foundation and Ukrainian Bar Association presented a report on prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine

Open Dialog Foundation and Ukrainian Bar Association presented a report on prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine

19.08.2016

On 18 August, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the Ukrainian Bar Association presented the final results of the study entitled “Years behind bars without judgment: prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine due to a violation of reasonable terms of criminal proceedings”.

Years behind bars without judgment: Prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine in violation of reasonable terms of criminal proceedings – Policy brief

Years behind bars without judgment: Prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine in violation of reasonable terms of criminal proceedings – Policy brief

18.08.2016

The ODF has prepared a report on the issue of prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine due to the violation of reasonable terms of criminal proceedings. The project was implemented with the funds from a grant bestowed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Years behind bars without judgment: prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine in violation of reasonable time of criminal proceedings

Years behind bars without judgment: prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine in violation of reasonable time of criminal proceedings

18.08.2016

Under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association, the Open Dialog Foundation has prepared a report on the issue of prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine due to the violation of reasonable terms of criminal proceedings.

“Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine” and “28 hostages of the Kremlin” reports presented in the European Parliament in Brussels

“Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine” and “28 hostages of the Kremlin” reports presented in the European Parliament in Brussels

08.04.2016

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and the Centre for Civil Liberties organised a conference dedicated to the topic of the global overview of the human rights violations during the Russian-Ukrainian war.