Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Nazarbayev visits France 20 – 22 November

Nazarbayev visits France where trade deals with Kazakhstan are already worth €5bn The protest statement below from Gauche Revolutionnaire condemns the scandalous collaboration of the Hollande government with the brutal dictatorship. Du 20 au 23 novembre 2012 : Nazarbayev, président dictateur du Kazakhstan est en visite en France. Arrivé Mardi 20 novembre, Nazarbayev dirige depuis 1990

Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers (UK) affiliates to Campaign Kazakhstan

We are very pleased to announce that the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers has affiliated to Campaign Kazakhstan. They have already taken action in solidarity with Vadim Kuramshin, sending protest letters to the British Embassy and directly to Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev. We have copied the text of the letter to Nazarbayev below – scroll to

The truth about Zhanaozen – Eye-witnesses speak to visiting British trade unionist

I was invited to visit Kazakhstan by ODAK (an independent Trade Union based in Almaty). The aim of the visit was to gain a first hand view of the problems that the trade unions and labour movement face there. Specifically, I wanted to meet with eyewitnesses to the massacre that took place on 16th December

Solidarity picket in Berlin

Last Friday, 9 November, a picket was held at the Kazakhstan embassy in Berlin. Protesters held placards and two letters were handed in while campaigners made speeches. They were complaining about the refusal of the Kazakhstan authorities to provide visas for a delegation to Kazkahstan with Paul Murphy MEP. They also raised the plight of

Vadim Kuramshin cuts veins after new arrest

Transferred 2,000 kilometres for retrial Appeal for immediate protests Kazakhstan reporters Vadim Kuramshin has again been arrested! This follows the decision of a court in Taraz, southern Kazakhstan, to challenge the results of his trial last month. The jury had found him not guilty on all but one minor charge. (See articles on this site)

Yessenbek Ukteshbayev returns to Kazakhstan

Urgent solidarity needed!           Campaign Kazakhstan statement NO HARASSMENT OF ESENBEK UKTESHBAYEV! To the Kazakhstan Government and Authorities The Kazakhstan trade union and opposition leader, Esenbek Ukteshbayev, has been out of his home country for just over one year. This is because of constant threats to his life and liberty from