KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

Right of Defence #12

A quarterly electronic bulletin dedicated to the situation in Kazakhstan in relation to those who defends the rights of other members of society. This issue covers the situation in October-December 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE on the visit to detainee Mr. Iskander ERIMBETOV by a monitoring group

represented by Zhemis TURMAGAMBETOVA, Executive Director of the Public Foundation “Charter for Human Rights”, and Yevgeniy ZHOVTIS, Director of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

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Right of Defence #11

A quarterly electronic bulletin dedicated to the situation in Kazakhstan in relation to those who defends the rights of other members of society. This issue covers the situation in July-September 2017.

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Torture and ill-treatment in Central Asia (Joint statement for OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017)

The organizations are calling on the relevant authorities to take immediate action to prevent torture, punish the perpetrators and provide reparation including fair and adequate compensation to the victims.

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The danger of speaking out – recent trends in Central Asia

The following written statement has been prepared for the 2017 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.

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Kazakhstan: strikes, arrests and fears of new restrictions on fundamental freedoms

This update covers developments on the freedoms of expression, association and assembly in Kazakhstan from November 2017 to January 2018.

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World Report 2018. Kazakhstan

As the Kazakh government hosted high-profile international events, including EXPO 2017, an annual international exhibition, and several rounds of Syria peace talks, its human rights record further deteriorated.

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EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (Resolution)

European Parliament non-legislative resolution of 12 December 2017 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the other part.

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Problematic draft laws and politically-motivated imprisonments

Civil society fears that draft legislation on communications, lawyers and religious practice currently under consideration in Kazakhstan may result in new restrictions on fundamental rights. While an imprisoned journalist and a blogger were recently granted early release on parole, many other individuals remain behind bars because of their free exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and other fundamental freedoms. Calls by UN bodies, human rights organisations and the international community for their release have gone unheeded.

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The list of Kazakhstani political prisoners and persons subjected to politically motivated prosecution by Kazakhstan

In this report, the Open Dialog Foundation has presented more than 35 cases of politically motivated prosecution by Kazakhstan.

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