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The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

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.

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

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

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.

“Vaccine against the dictatorship virus” for Poroshenko

“Vaccine against the dictatorship virus” for Poroshenko

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”

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’.

Roza Tuletayeva is free!

Roza Tuletayeva is free!

One of the leaders of the Zhanaozen strike movement, Roza Tuletayeva, will be granted early release, her daughter, Aliya Tuletayeva, told the Open Dialog Foundation. This decision was made in a cassation court session today. Tuletayeva currently remains in the colony.

Kazakhstan does not comply with fair trial guarantees

Kazakhstan does not comply with fair trial guarantees

By persecuting political opponents, the Kazakh authorities openly flout public assurances, given to the international community. Kazakhstan declares that the right to a fair trial will be observed with respect to opposition politicians, journalists and activists.

Isabel Santos meets imprisoned opposition leader

Isabel Santos meets imprisoned opposition leader

Isabel Santos, the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, met today with jailed Kazakhstani opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov at a penal colony outside Almaty.

About human rights in the Senate

About human rights in the Senate

Human rights and the issue of their observance have become the subject of the conference, which was held in the Senate on 16 December, 2013.

The conference about human rights in the Senate

The conference about human rights in the Senate

Human rights and the issue of their observance have become the subject of the conference, which was held in the Senate on 16 December, 2013. The conference was organised by the Legislative Committee and the Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Petitions Committee.

Kazakhstan’s silenced voices in Finland

Kazakhstan’s silenced voices in Finland

On 11 May, the Finnish Centre for Art and Design in Fiskars held an exhibition of photographs from Kazakhstan, entitled ‘Silenced Voices’. The author, photographer and journalist, Kukka Ranta, visited Kazakhstan in autumn 2012 during the mission, organised by the Open Dialog Foundation

Mr. President, remember about human rights!

Mr. President, remember about human rights!

While the President of Finland was holding a meeting with Kazakh President in Astana, in Helsinki, journalists were making efforts to influence their leader. ‘Niinistö, do not forget about human rights’ – was the title of an article written by Kukka Ranta, who managed to visit Zhanaozen

Kazakhstan: Roza Tuletayeva goes on hunger strike

Kazakhstan: Roza Tuletayeva goes on hunger strike

The health condition of one of the leaders of the oil workers strike movement in Zhanaozen, Roza Tuletayeva, currently residing in prison, is critical. In order to protest against the inaction of the colony management, Roza Tuletayeva has been forced to declare a hunger strike.

Aleksandr Bozhenko’s case

Aleksandr Bozhenko’s case

On 18 January, 2013, a court trial in connection with the assassination of Aleksandr Bozhenko, (one of the witnesses of the Zhanaozen events of 16 December, 2011,) came to an end

Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan: Wind of change

Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan: Wind of change

We present to you an information booklet, devoted to the turbulent situation in the Republicof Kazakhstan – the largest country in Central Asia and the third largest economy in the CIS (after Russia and Ukraine).

Has Kazakhstan changed? – A year after the shootings in Zhanaozen

Has Kazakhstan changed? – A year after the shootings in Zhanaozen

On the 9th of October, 2012, in Warsaw, the European Parliament Information Office in Warsaw held a press conference entitled ‘Has Kazakhstan changed? – A year after the shootings in Zhanaozen’. The conference was dedicated to the court sentence handed down against the leader of the opposition party ‘Alga!’ V. Kozlov. Methods of influence on […]

Каzakhstan: how to pass a test on democracy?

Каzakhstan: how to pass a test on democracy?

In early March 2012 the international community placed high expectations on Kazakhstan. But the situation began to change dramatically after the prominent opposition leaders

Kazakhstan: a political thaw did not come

Kazakhstan: a political thaw did not come

Trials are closed to the media and international observers,oppression of the editorial staff of the ‘Golos Respubliki’ newspaper and opposition activists continues

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Mr. Yerzhan Kazykhanov

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Mr. Yerzhan Kazykhanov

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made the following statement today: “Kazakhstan is an important partner for the EU in Central Asia and the EU has good relations and dialogue with Kazakhstan, which are important to maintain for exchanging our views and concerns. My meeting […]

Zhanaozen

Zhanaozen

Special correspondent of ‘Novaya gazeta’ Elena Kostyuchenko is reporting about the situation in Zhanaozen

Zhanaozen

Zhanaozen

Special correspondent of ‘Novaya gazeta’ Elena Kostyuchenko is reporting about the situation in Zhanaozen.

Mangistau urgently needs humanitarian aid!

Mangistau urgently needs humanitarian aid!

Appeal to the representatives of the European society to provide humanitarian assistance to the Mangistau Province inhabitants who suffered as a result of disorder.