ODF and 10 partners release an appeal about protests in Kazakhstan

ODF and 10 partners release an appeal about protests in Kazakhstan

05.01.2022
On 5 January 2022, 10 Human Rights NGOs, including the Open Dialogue Foundation, issued an appeal on the current protests taking place in Kazakhstan. Against the backdrop of the massive street protests against the government and the Nazarbayev regime, which were met with widespread repression, ODF and its partners have condemned the government’s violence and […]
PACE Members: “Magnitsky laws” sanctions must be imposed in response to political prosecution in Kazakhstan

PACE Members: “Magnitsky laws” sanctions must be imposed in response to political prosecution in Kazakhstan

15.04.2019
During the Spring session of the PACE, 22 members signed a written declaration under the title “Magnitsky laws sanctions must be imposed in response to political prosecution in Kazakhstan” tabled by André Gattolin, the French senator and member of the French delegation to the Council of Europe
On the anniversary of the Zhanaozen tragedy, the ODF presents the most high-profile cases of politically motivated prosecution in contemporary Kazakhstan

On the anniversary of the Zhanaozen tragedy, the ODF presents the most high-profile cases of politically motivated prosecution in contemporary Kazakhstan

15.12.2017
16 December is Kazakhstan’s Independence Day. However, this date is also known as the anniversary of the Zhanaozen shooting: six years ago, at least 17 striking oilmen died from police bullets. Since then, this day has been associated with the oppression of the civil society in Kazakhstan.
The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

24.08.2016
Representatives of the Foundation follow and attend the most important sessions and meetings of the international organizations and institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Vienna and Geneva.
Kazakhstan: The court issued decision on early release of political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov

Kazakhstan: The court issued decision on early release of political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov

04.08.2016
On 4 August, 2016, the Kapshagai City Court of Almaty Province ordered the conditional release of opposition politician Vladimir Kozlov. The court decision will come into force in 15 days.
The UN Human Rights Committee raises serious concerns about the full implementation of freedom of expression and political participation in Kazakhstan

The UN Human Rights Committee raises serious concerns about the full implementation of freedom of expression and political participation in Kazakhstan

28.06.2016
Geneva 23 June 2016 – On 22 and 23 June 2016 the UNHRC – the body that monitors the implementation of the rights enshrined in the ICCPR – reviewed for the second time since Kazakhstan is a party to the ICCPR the status of civil and political rights in the country.
Mass arrests and threats on the eve of rallies of 21th May: We urge to prevent recurrence of Zhanaozen tragedy

Mass arrests and threats on the eve of rallies of 21th May: We urge to prevent recurrence of Zhanaozen tragedy

20.05.2016
Open Dialog Foundation calls on to urgently react to the wave of arrests of Kazakhstan activists, and make every effort to prevent violence against citizens during peaceful rally planned for the 21 May, 2016 in several Kazakhstan cities.
The anniversary of the shooting: ‘The Zhanaozen list’ should end the impunity of perpetrators, guilty of torture and oppression

The anniversary of the shooting: ‘The Zhanaozen list’ should end the impunity of perpetrators, guilty of torture and oppression

16.12.2015
Four years ago, on 16 December, 2011, in the Kazakh city of Zhanaozen, riot police opened fire with live ammunition on the backs of unarmed oil workers, who had been protesting for higher wages and better working conditions for seven months.
Kazakhstan: End punitive prison conditions for imprisoned journalist Vladimir Kozlov

Kazakhstan: End punitive prison conditions for imprisoned journalist Vladimir Kozlov

27.08.2015
PEN International and the Open Dialog Foundation deplore the current situation of Vladimir Kozlov, a Kazakh journalist, human rights defender and a leader of Alga!, a political opposition party, who is currently serving a seven-and-half-year prison sentence for ‘inciting social discord’.
K. Savchenko’s interview about harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

K. Savchenko’s interview about harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

22.07.2015
In the end of June 2015, the Open Dialog Foundation published a report ’Harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan’. The Foundation’s analyst, Katerina Savchenko, provided answers to some clarifying questions in an interview with a journalist of the Radio Azattyq, Kazis Toguzbayev.
A Zhanaozen torture victim, Maksat Dosmagambetov, needs urgent medical attention

A Zhanaozen torture victim, Maksat Dosmagambetov, needs urgent medical attention

06.01.2015
Owing to his serious health condition, a man convicted in the Zhanaozen case, Maksat Dosmagambetov, has been transferred from prison to house arrest. He stated that he wasn’taware of his exact diagnosis, as his medical records are stored in the police department.
“Vaccine against the dictatorship virus” for Poroshenko

“Vaccine against the dictatorship virus” for Poroshenko

22.12.2014
On December 22, 2014, near the building of Presidential Administration, activists of the Open Dialog Foundation and members of the Kazakhstani opposition staged a political performance entitled ‘Poroshenko’s vaccination against the dictatorship virus’.
Poroshenko “vaccinated against the dictatorship virus”

Poroshenko “vaccinated against the dictatorship virus”

22.12.2014
On December 22, 2014, near the building of Presidential Administration, activists of the Open Dialog Foundation and members of the Kazakhstani opposition staged a political performance entitled ‘Poroshenko’s vaccination against the dictatorship virus’.
The opening of the photo exhibition ‘Zhanaozen – Maidan: The chronicle of protests, suppressed by shooting’

The opening of the photo exhibition ‘Zhanaozen – Maidan: The chronicle of protests, suppressed by shooting’

16.12.2014
In Kiev, a photo exhibition was opened to mark the anniversary of the shootings at the peaceful protest in the city of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan. The exhibition will be open from 12 December, 2014 to 21 December, 2014.
Appeal: We request that you raise the issue of human rights in Kazakhstan

Appeal: We request that you raise the issue of human rights in Kazakhstan

05.12.2014
We have become aware of your planned visit to Kazakhstan, which will be held between 5-6 December. In this regard, we hereby ask you not to help Nursultan Nazarbayev in his fight against democracy through acquiescence to human rights violations in Kazakhstan.