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

Paul Murphy MEP hosts hearing to mark the second anniversary of the Zhanaozen killings

: January 09, 2014
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“Indignation, repression and anger prevails” Tanja Niemeier‎ (Euro-parliament left group staff member in personal capacity) Two years have gone by and still there is uncertainty about how many people lost their lives when Kazakhstan state forces brutally cracked down on peaceful protesters on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day in 2011. They were mainly oil workers who had [...]

Campaign Kazakhstan events in London on anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre

: December 18, 2013
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Campaign Kazakhstan held two very successful events in London, commemorating the second anniversary of the Zhanaozen massacre, and the ongoing struggles in Kazakhstan. On the 16 December, we held a protest at the Kazakhstan embassy, of which you can see a selection of photographs here http://www.demotix.com/news/3516956/protesters-london-demanding-justice-kazakhstan-oil-workers#media-3516846 and a short video on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=482079041908349&set=vb.129918950457695&type=2&theater . Campaign Kazakhstan, alongside [...]