PRESS RELEASE EXPANSION OF THE LIST OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN KAZAKHSTAN

  August 9, 2022                                                                                                         Almaty   By the decision of the Expert Council of August 3, 2022, the following persons were recognized as political prisoners: Sadibekov Moldabay, a civic…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM JUNE 1 TO JUNE 30, 2022

On June 1, in Almaty, more than ten people, most of whom were family members of the people who died or were detained during the January 2022 events, came to…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM MAY 1 TO MAY 31, 2022 

On May 1, in Nur-Sultan, activist Musabaev Marat was sentenced to 15 days of arrest under Article 488, Part 12 of the Administrative Offences Code of the RK. The court…

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EXPANSION OF THE LIST OF POLITICAL PRISONERS OF KAZAKHSTAN

May 18, 2022 Almaty By the decision of the Expert Council of May 18, 2022, the following persons were recognized as political prisoners: 1. Ashtaev Zhanmurat is a civic activist…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM APRIL 1 TO APRIL 30, 2022

On April 1, in Almaty, the City Akimat rejected permission to hold a peaceful rally on April 3 on Valikhanov Square under the topic “For Peace, Stability and Consent. Let’s…

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Kazakhstan: UN Declares Detention of Human Rights Activist Alnur Ilyashev to be a Violation of International Law

Washington, D.C. – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found that the Government of Kazakhstan violated international human rights law by detaining human rights activist Alnur Ilyashev. Responding to…

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PRESS RELEASE EXPANSION OF THE LIST OF POLITICAL PRISONERS OF KAZAKHSTAN

May 3, 2022 Almaty By the decision of the Expert Council of May 3, 2022, the following persons were recognized as political prisoners: Narymbaev Yermek, a social activist (Almaty), was…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM MARCH 1 TO MARCH 31, 2022

On March 1, in London, UK MP Margaret Hodge, who last month argued for sanctions against Kazakhstan’s “kleptocratic elite”, stated on March 1 that restrictions should be imposed not only…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM FEBRUARY 1 TO FEBRUARY 28, 2022

On February 1, Human Rights Watch urged Kazakhstani authorities to conduct a prompt, independent, and effective investigation into all allegations of human rights abuses, including arbitrary detentions, cruel treatment, torture,…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM JANUARY 1 TO JANUARY 31, 2022

On January 1, in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, artists and eco-activists organized actions to protect Maly Taldykol. The organizers described the goal of the action as “to address the problem of…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM DECEMBER 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2021

On December 1, the courts considered the civil claims of the public fund “Ar-Bedel” against civil activists A. Mubarakov, A. Akisheva, M. Zhylanbaev, N. Tastayev for causing of harm» and…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM NOVEMBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2021

On November 1, in Taraz, Bagdat Baktybaev, who is currently detained in the penitentiary institution ZD-158/2 under Article 405, Part 1/2 and Article 296 of the Criminal Code of the…

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Preventive political persecution ahead of a commemoration day on 16 December 2021

6 December 2021, Almaty  1). #MUBARAKOV Aidar — was arbitrarily arrested for 15 days on 5 December 2021 in a politically motivated administrative case for alleged violation of the law…

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MONITORING OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN FROM OCTOBER 1 TO OCTOBER 31, 2021

October 1, Almaty, Aron Atabek, who had been convicted in 2006 for 18 years’ imprisonment under Article 272 of the Criminal Code of the RK for rioting in the Shanyrak…

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3 questions for Tokayev before his trip to Brussels

On 8 November 2021 the Kazakhstani human rights activists made an appeal to the EU on the eve of President TOKAYEV’S trip to Brussels: «In November 2021, the president of…

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