Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Vadim Kuramshin facing arrest and new trial

Well-known human rights activist, Vadim Kuramshin, is facing a new court trial and a lengthy prison sentence. It has just been announced that the Appeal Court of the Zhambul region of Kazakhstan has decided to revoke the decision of a jury at Vadim Kuramshin’s previous court trial (the jury found Vadim not guilty on all

New wave of attacks

Vadim Kuramshin again threatened with arrest Further attempts have been made to arrest Vadim Kuramshin, the human rights lawyer (see past articles)! He spent an unpleasant night last night (Wednesday 24th October), expecting to be once again deprived of his freedom in a blatant attempt to silence this outspoken campaign for prisoners’ rights. At seven

ViennaProtest: Nazarbayev confronted with criticism by activists of CampaignKazakhstan

By Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party   Nursultan Nazarbayev, “President” ofKazakhstan, made an official visit toViennaon 22 and 23 October. He was planning to lure Austrian companies with €500 million worth of investments. In return he wants to useAustriaas an entry ticket to the EU and the United Nations – “If Austria likesKazakhstan, it must be a

Campaign Kazakhstan activists protest at Austria and Kazakhstan football match

Campaign Kazakhstan activists in Austria held a protest at an international football match, on 16 October, between the national teams of Austria and Kazakhstan. The protest was to highlight the role of the undemocratic regime in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is Austria’s biggest oil trading partner and Austrian companies are eager to profits by trading with the

London campaign update

Dear all, Campaign Kazakhstan recently held a very successful event, with Cellorhythmics playing, and we raised over £900 for the families affected by the Zhanaozen massacre. A full report and videos are on our website here – . We also have some Cellorhythmics CDs kindly donated by the group available at the bottom of

Free all political prisoners! – Campaign Kazakhstan events in London

An evening to remember! Campaign Kazakhstan hosted a very impressive event in London on Tuesday 2 October. Its aim was to raise awareness and financial support for those who resist the attacks of the regime in Kazakhstan. A hundred and twenty people attended and £900 was raised to aid the families of those killed and

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