Vadim Karamshin beaten and intimidated in prison

: April 23, 2014
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News has reached Campaign Kazakhstan that Vadim Kuramshin, the renowned political prisoner in Kazakhstan, has been badly beaten and intimidated. Before his imprisonment, he was an active campaigner against torture in the prisons and prison colonies of Kazakhstan. Due to the clamp down on information we can only give a few details. During the latest [...]

Union representatives meet with jailed oil-workers

: April 23, 2014
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Maksat Dosmagambetov speaking at a press conference in Moscow during the strike Last week Kinzhigali Suieyov and Mukhtar Umbetov, president and vice-president of the Mangystau trade union (which represents oil-workers and is affiliated to Zhanartu), visited Maksat Dosmagambetov and Naryn Dzharilgasinov, two of the oil-workers imprisoned following the massacre by state forces in Zhanaozen in [...]

EU Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights asked to draw up blacklist of Kazakh Government officials

: February 25, 2014
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We are carrying below a report of the recent intervention at the European parliament by Kazakhstan activists. There is no doubt that pressure from outside Kazakhstan has an effect on the Kazakh elite around President Nazarbayev. The dictator desperately craves acceptance from the West and it lifts the spirits of opposition activists when they get [...]

Psychological pressure on Vadim Karamshin continues

: January 13, 2014
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Ekaterina Kuramshina, his partner, reports On the 28th December, I and Vadim’s mother Olga Stepanovna visited Vadim in prison. At first glance, the visit seemed to be going OK. On arrival, the staff at the prison colony were very pleasant and the Head of the prison was polite and attentive. We have waited for this [...]

Full video of London commemoration

: January 10, 2014
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Below is the video from Campaign Kazakhstan of the event that the campaign co-hosted with Article 19 on December 17 2013