KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

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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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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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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