KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

Statement in view of the events occurred over the visit of the deputies of the European Parliament to the Republic of Kazakhstan

The given examples allow saying that the practice of detention by the police officers of the persons trying to meet with official representatives of the European Parliament and officers of human rights missions and organisations is becoming the norm more than ever.

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Torture and ill-treatment in Central Asia (OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting)

Torture and ill-treatment continue to be widely used in all five Central Asian states. Statistics testify to this: in Kazakhstan the Prosecutor General’s Office reported 98 cases filed under criminal proceedings for the crime of torture from January to August 2018.

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Europe-Kazakhstan. € 250 million for development

For 23 years of cooperation, the European Union has allocated 180 million euros to Kazakhstan to promote socio-economic reforms and support for justice. Another 74 million were allocated for the implementation of bilateral projects within the framework of the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan reports.

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Appeal to the European Parliament in defense of participants in the rallies on May 10, 2018

Unfortunately, the MEP mission of May 10–11, 2018 not only failed to meet civil representatives, but also never publicly expressed its attitude to the actions of the Kazakhstani authorities, such as the dispersal of peaceful protests, political persecution, arrests and torture.

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Quiet riot of singles

Last year in Kazakhstan has became a "modest riot of singles" – Kazakhstan International bureau for human rights presented reports on monitoring of freedom of peaceful assembly in Kazakhstan in 2016 and 2017.

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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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Kazakhstan outlaws exiled banker's political movement

Kazakhstan has effectively outlawed a political movement created online by an exiled opponent of Nursultan Nazarbayev, after it called for street protests against the country’s long-term president.

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