Embassy protests in solidarity with struggle against land privatisation and for democratic rights

: May 27, 2016
Appeals, Articles /
London Kaz Embassy protest (270516)

Protesters from Campaign Kazakhstan held protests at several Kazakhstan embassies yesterday condemning the actions of the Nazarbeyev regime In London, Campaign Kazakhstan and the Socialist Party chanted “Free all political prisoners” and speeches of solidarity with protesters fighting against land privatisation and for democratic rights against the corrupt regime. The embassy locked the doors as soon [...]

Letter to Press: Police action to foil ‘May21’ demonstrations will not abate anger

: May 23, 2016
Appeals, Articles, Press release /

In a letter to the press, Secretary of Campaign Kazakhstan, Mick Whale, protests about police action in cities across Kazkahstan Protests called for in capitals worldwide! Dear Editor, The right to demonstrate is a fundamental right in a civilised modern democracy. The anti-democratic measures, which the Kazakhstan government have taken against its own people, in [...]

Demonstrations across Kazakhstan planned for Saturday 21 May

: May 20, 2016
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Activists arrested – demands grow for president to resign By Elizabeth Clarke After confronting serious protests across the country, Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev quickly back-tracked on his plans to sell and lease land to Chinese interests. He announced a temporary moratorium and set up a commission involving some of the activists who had been involved in [...]

What lies ahead for Kazakhstan?

: May 12, 2016
Articles /

A contribution on perspectives for Kazakhstan, by Mick Whale, Secretary of Campaign Kazakhstan  The following analysis of the current situation in Kazakhstan by Mick Whale is written in a personal capacity. Mick, a teachers’ union activist in Britain, has visited Kazakhstan in recent years. Mick has met and discussed with many worker-activists across the country, [...]

After fake elections a storm is brewing in Kazakhstan

: May 11, 2016
Articles /

  Andrei Prigor, Astana Parliamentary ‘elections’ took place this year on March 20th. In what has become a tradition, the election was held before it was due. In the whole period in which Kazakhstan has been independent, there has not been one parliamentary or presidential election that has gone ahead according to the period laid [...]