KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

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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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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Right of Defence #10

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 April-June 2017.

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Calling for an End to Torture in Central Asia on International Anti-Torture Day

On 26 June, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Coalitions against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well as the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights and International Partnership for Human Rights are calling on the authorities of all five Central Asian countries to prevent torture, punish the perpetrators and provide reparation including compensation to the victims.

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In Kazakhstan the right to form and join trade unions is grossly violated and working activists are subjected to persecution

We call on the authorities to release Nurbek Kushakbayev and Amin Yeleusinov, to terminate the criminal case against Larisa Kharkova, to revise the Law on Trade Unions which does not meet international standards and obligations of Kazakhstan in the framework of the conventions of International Labour Organisation and, in general, its attitude towards non-commercial organisations.

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