KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

“Will Kazakhstan become a law-abiding state, or will the witch hunt continue? ” (open appeal)

The situation with safety of human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists has drastically turned to the worse as of late. In June 2019 alone, various threats and attacks were perpetrated against 11 organisations, 28 women, 49 men – human rights defenders, journalists, civil society activists.

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Statement on the recent presidential election in the Republic of Kazakhstan

The results of the work of the independent observers suggest that the authorities used the so-called “administrative resource” in order to ensure the results they were seeking, in violation of the citizens’ right to participate in state governance through the formation of power by means of free and fair elections.

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Torture in Central Asia: time to break the vicious circle! (joint statement)

In order to put a definitive end to torture and ill-treatment the authorities have to publicly acknowledge the true extent of the problem, publish comprehensive statistics on cases and investigations, allow independent monitors full access to detention facilities, and address entrenched systemic problems.

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Kazakhstan: Cease undue pressure on young civic activist Beybarys Tolymbekov

In addition to being placed behind bars and intimidated for exercising his right to freedom of assembly, Beybarys is now under pressure to promptly carry out his military service.

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Monitoring report on freedom of peaceful assembly in Kazakhstan in 2018

Frightened with protest activity in other countries where public rallies have led to the change of political regimes, Kazakhstan’s government has continuously pursued the policy of restricting citizens’ right to peaceful assembly.

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Release or credibly charge Kazakhstani activist. Joint statement on arrest of Serikzhan Bilash, a human rights defender

Serikzhan Bilash, who fight for human rights in Xinjiang, China, has been detained in Kazakhstan.

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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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