Non-democratic states carry out political persecution through the Interpol system. Both human rights NGOs and intergovernmental organisations have been working on this problem for several years. Finally, the reform of Interpol got underway.
- Reforms in Ukraine
- Persecution of lawyers
- "Meal For a Doctor" campaign
- Vlad Plahotniuc
- Freedom of speech
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- Human rights
- Igor Vinyavskiy
- Humanitarian aid
- Oppression of the opposition
- Vladimir Kozlov
- Bolat Atabayev
- Vadim Kuramshin
- Alexandr Pavlov
- Mukhtar Ablyazov
- Muratbek Ketebayev
- Election observation
- Alma Shalabayeva
- Tatyana Paraskevich
- Zaure Akpenbetova
- Election monitoring
- Ukrainian World
- Oleg Sentsov
- Nadiya Savchenko
- Zinaida Mukhortova
- Rafis Kashapov
- Nadia Savchenko
- Bota Jardemalie
- Rule of law in Poland
- Magnitsky Act
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.
On 17.02.2015, upon an invitation from the Bar Council in Zaragoza (Spain), Muratbek Ketebayev, Alexandr Pavlov, and Jędrzej Czerep of the Open Dialog Foundation attended the conference on the “Situation of Human Rights in Kazakhstan: Right of Asylum”.
When granting asylum to the associate of the Kazakh political opposition, the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Spain revealed the ill faith and errors his case had suffered from at the hands of courts and administrative bodies.
President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyumydla Kozlovska, together with the MP Tomasz Makowski, met, on 3-4 August, the former associate of the Kazakh dissident M. Ablyazov, A. Pavlov. The meeting took place in Madrid and Spanish media were present too.
On Tuesday, July 29, the Spanish court sanctioned the release of Kazakh oppositionist, Alexandr Pavlov subject to bail conditions.
On June 18 Madrid was the scene for a seminar organised by Reporters Without Borders and the Open Dialog Foundation on repressions against journalists in Kazakhstan.
On June 18 Madrid was the scene for a seminar organised by Reporters Without Borders and the Open Dialog Foundation on repressions against journalists in Kazakhstan. Among the speakers were ODF experts, and Kazakh lawyers, journalists and political activists.
An associate of the Kazakh opposition and independent media outlets issued an appeal to the European and global institutions, urging them to ensure a fair conclusion to his case. Pavlov fears he will be extradited from Spain, where the authorities are succumbing to pressure from Astana.
Under pressure from the Chinese authorities, the Spanish Parliament is hurriedly preparing an amendment to the Judiciary Act. It is planning to do away with the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows Spanish courts to prosecute the gravest crimes committed beyond its borders.
According to the information received by Open Dialog Foundation, the Spanish government secretly issued a decree, allowing the extradition of Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, on 14 February 2014.
On October 3, the Audiencia Nacional court announced it postpones the decision on Alexandr Pavlov’s extradition to Kazakhstan, a Central-Asian dictatorship, until 25 October.
In the case of extradition, Alexandr Pavlov will face torture and unfair trial, and Spain will once again breach its international obligations concerning the protection of the rights of asylum seekers.
We, the undersigned, appeal to the government of Spain not to allow the extradition of Alexandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan.
Alexander Pavlov’s lawyers appealed against the decision of a Spanish court on his extradition to Kazakhstan. The former security chief and confidant of opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov is a valuable source of information for the law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan
Last Thursday, the Spanish Audiencia Nacional сourt decided to hand over Aleksandr Pavlov, a former bodyguard of Mukhtar Ablyazov, to Kazakh authorities. He was charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack.
Kazakh authorities are trying to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov’s former bodyguard Alexandr Pavlov. In view of the vague nature of the charges, the Open Dialog Foundation calls upon the authorities of the Kingdom of Spain to prevent the extradition of A. Pavlov to Kazakhstan
‘The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan prevented at the stage of preparing acts of terrorism in the city of Almaty’.