Members of the European Parliament appeal to Interpol to stop political prosecution of Kazakh dissidents and activists

Members of the European Parliament appeal to Interpol to stop political prosecution of Kazakh dissidents and activists

24.03.2017

Members of the EP Mrs Julie Ward, Mrs Marju Lauristin, Mr Tomáš Zdechovský and Mr Tunne Kelam have addressed in a joint letter the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) and Secretary General of Interpol concerning the abuse of international arrest warrants by Kazakhstani authorities.

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay was beaten in Kazakhstani detention centre

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay was beaten in Kazakhstani detention centre

21.02.2017

Zhanbolat Mamay refused to give ‘self-incriminating testimony’ on the case of BTA Bank. After that he was beaten in detention centre and was threatened with reprisal. Zhanbolat Mamay has become yet another victim of the criminal case against the opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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 Dialog 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.

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 Dialog 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.

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay arrested in connection with the criminal proceedings against Mukhtar Ablyazov in the BTA Bank case

Journalist Zhanbolat Mamay arrested in connection with the criminal proceedings against Mukhtar Ablyazov in the BTA Bank case

14.02.2017

On February 11, 2017, chief editor of the opposition newspaper ‘Tribuna’, Zhanbolat Mamay, was arrested. The Kazakhstani authorities have labelled him a ‘member of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s criminal group’. The charges against the journalist are based on the testimony of the refugee Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov,.

Zhanbolat Mamay released from arrest

Zhanbolat Mamay released from arrest

12.07.2012

Justice prevails – right after Bolat Atabayev was released from arrest, a 24-year-old journalist Zhanbolat Mamay also regained his freedom

Kazakhstan: the authorities do not lose hope to beat the opposition with one blow

Kazakhstan: the authorities do not lose hope to beat the opposition with one blow

09.07.2012

To date, four opposition leaders who were charged under several articles of the Criminal Code in the so-called case on “incitement of social hatred” still remain in custody

Kazakhstan: Justify Charges Against Activists, Oil Worker

Kazakhstan: Justify Charges Against Activists, Oil Worker

03.07.2012

The Kazakhstan authorities should immediately publicly disclose the grounds for bringing new criminal charges against opposition activists and an oil worker

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes the release of Bolat Atabayev

The Open Dialogue Foundation welcomes the release of Bolat Atabayev

03.07.2012

The well-known Theatre Director, Bolat Atabayev has eventually been released from detention. Attempts undertaken by investigators to persuade him to testify falsely against Vladimir Kozlov turned out to be futile

The NSC will release Atabayev and Mamay only in exchange for false testimonies

The NSC will release Atabayev and Mamay only in exchange for false testimonies

01.07.2012

According to the lawyers, the release of Bolat Atabayev and Zhanbolat Mamay depends solely on their willingness to testify against members of the civic opposition.

Bolat Atabayev and Zhanbolat Mamai arrested

Bolat Atabayev and Zhanbolat Mamai arrested

14.06.2012

On Friday, 15.06.2012, the National Security Committee officers arrested a well-known theater director and activist of the opposition movement “Halyk Maidany”, Bolat Atabaev, as well as the leader of the youth organization “Rukh pen til”, Zhanbolat Mamay

Representatives of the Kazakh opposition were denied to pay a visit to the European Parliament

Representatives of the Kazakh opposition were denied to pay a visit to the European Parliament

21.04.2012

The leader of the youth movement Zhanbolat Mamay and a theatre director Bolat Atabayev were not allowed to leave Kazakhstan to participate in a session on human rights and freedom of speech

Kazakhstan: Kozlov and Sapargali’s appeals dismissed, a renowned film director Bolat Atabaev accused

Kazakhstan: Kozlov and Sapargali’s appeals dismissed, a renowned film director Bolat Atabaev accused

02.02.2012

The investigators link the charges with the tragic events in the city of Zhanaozen.

Kazakhstan: unprecedented pressure on the participants and supporters of the workers’ strikes

Kazakhstan: unprecedented pressure on the participants and supporters of the workers’ strikes

18.08.2011

16 August 2011 in the airport of the city of Aktau (Western Kazakhstan) a leader of the youth organization “Rukh Pen Til” Zhanbolat Mamay was arrested.