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Campaign Kazakhstan appeals for help

Donations crucial in fight for democratic and human rights Kazakhstan is at present a police state – one that is very nervous about its future. It is capable of taking vicious reprisals against those oppositionists who represent the main threat to its survival. It will go to any lengths to silence some of the most

Call from Socialist Movement Kazakhstan: “Everyone to the demonstrations of February 25!”

CampaignKazakhstan documents the following declaration of Socialist Movement Kazakhstan Rallies are being planned for this Saturday, 25 February in different cities across Kazakhstan. In Zhanaozen and Almaty the main slogans are ‘Fight repression!’ and ‘For the democratic transformation of society’. Similar announcements have been made in Aktobe, Atyrau, Aktau, Karaganda and other regional centres. We,

Oslo seminar on human rights in Kazakhstan hears workers’ case against the Nazarbayev regime

Ainur Kurmanov and Esenbek Ukteshbayev were guests earlier this month of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee on Human Rights at a seminar in Oslo on the situation in Kazakhstan. As leaders of the independent union, Zhanartu, they spoke about the repression of workers’ rights, the oil-workers’ strike and the massacre at Zhanaozen on 16 December last

Member of German Parliament, Inge Höger, urges Kazakh and Russian authorities to stop repression

Inge Höger has responded to the appeal for protests made by Campaign Kazakhstan in Germany. She represents the Left Party and is a member of the parliamentary Committee on Defence as well as part of the German Delegation to the OSCE. Büro Inge Höger, MdB Platz der Republik 1 11011 Berlin To the kazakh and

Members of Irish Parliament demand assurances from Kazakh and Russian authorities

Clare Daly Member of Parliament, Joe Higgins Member of Parliament, Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland Dear Madams/Sirs, We write as two Members of the Irish Parliament in relation to the safety of two citizens of Kazakhstan, Mr Esenbak Ukteshbayev and Mr Ainur Kurmanov who are currently legally on Russian

French trade union protests harassment of Esenbek and Ainur

Below we publish a solidarity and protest letter by Yann Venier, general secretary of SNPE-CGT union, Lorraine section. He expresses his concern about the new accusations and attempts to put the blame for the Zhanaozen massacre on December 16, 2011, on Esenbek Ukteshbayev and Ainur Kurmanov. The letter also makes it very clear that the

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