KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

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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New list of political prisoners of Kazakhstan

It included 19 more people convicted for their views and statements, or become hostages to a system that is struggling with its political opponents.

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New NGO report documents alarming trends

A new report jointly published by seven NGOs documents the increasing risks facing those who stand up for justice and human rights in Central Asia. At a time of a global backlash against civil society, Central Asia is no exception: the space for civil society is seriously limited in this region and its governments impose far-reaching restrictions on free speech, association and peaceful assembly.

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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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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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