KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

Journalist Gaziza Baituova needs help!

For her publications she was repeatedly persecuted, because of it she was forced to change her place of residence within the country.

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Working Paper Series 5: Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Kazakhstan

This Working Paper of FORUM-ASIA seeks to highlight the experiences and perspectives on civic space from local and global contexts. One chapter of the Working Paper is dedicated to problems for civil freedoms in Kazakhstan.

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Statement on mass detentions in Kazakhstan on 16-17 of December 2018

The Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee criticize the mass detentions taking place on December 16-17 in five main cities.

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Countering Extremism in Kazakstan: No Clicks, No Likes, No Listen

Even theological disputes and dissemination of songs can be the grounds for initiation of criminal cases. In the absence of victims, almost all guilty verdicts are based on expert opinions.

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Kazakstan Tightens Controls on Faith Groups

Members of non-traditional faith groups in Kazakstan are warning that growing state control is eroding their fundamental right to practice their religion.

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World Report 2019. Kazakhstan

There was no meaningful improvement to Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record in 2018. Authorities did not allow peaceful protests that criticized government policies. Trade unions remained restricted from freely determining their structures. Some activists were released from prison, but politically motivated prosecutions continued. A court banned an opposition movement as “extremist” and authorities targeted its supporters. Impunity for torture and ill-treatment in detention persisted. Free speech was suppressed, and independent journalists harassed or prosecuted for their work.

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Kazakhstan: closure of independent media and peaceful protests hampered

This update covers developments on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression in Kazakhstan from March to June 2018.

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New report sheds light on the plight of Kyrgyz migrant workers and their family members

The report points to pervasive corruption within migration police services and increased discrimination in Kazakh society against migrants leading to their inability to formalize their presence on the territory of Kazakhstan.

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Blocking of news website and detention of journalists in Kazakhstan of grave concern, says OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today criticized the temporary detention of journalists and editors from Ratel.kz and Forbes Kazakhstan, and the blocking of the Ratel.kz webpage in Kazakhstan.

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Kazakhstan: State vilifies opposition movement and its alleged supporters as “extremists”

This update covers developments on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression in Kazakhstan from January to March 2018.

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