Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Vadim Kuramshin – protests needed

Vadim Kuramshin has been sentenced to 12 years in jail on trumped up charges and without a fair trial (full details here http://campaignkazakhstan.org/index.php/2012/12/10/vadim-kuramshin-jailed-for-12-years/ ). He is currently being held in the Remand Prison in Taraz, Zhambulskaya oblast and will be held there until his appeal. Campaign Kazakhstan will post updates when we get them. In

Zhanaozen massacre remembered in St Petersburg, Russia and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A rally was held in St Petersburg to remember the massacre in Zhanaozen a year ago – below are a handful of pictures, more info soon     flowers and signs to commemorate those killed in Zhanaozen were also laid at the Kazakhstan embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, see photos below  

London Campaign Kazakhstan protests

Cultural commemoration to mark Zhanaozen massacre A cultural commemoration was held in Bloomsbury, London, on 16 December, to mark a year since the Zhanaozen massacre of unarmed adults and children by Kazakhstan state forces. After performing Sarabande by JS Bach, Kazakh Cello player Alfia Nakipbekova read out the known names of those killed before a

Protests in Sweden and Northern Ireland

  BELFAST SOLIDARITY PROTEST ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ZHANAOZEN MASSACARE     On Sunday 16 December 2012, a solidarity protest on the first anniversary of the Zhanaozen massacre was held at the front of Belfast City Hall, in Northern Ireland. It was organised by the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA), which represents

Mayor of Uccle (Brussels) limits the right to protest against Kazakh dictatorship

One year after the bloodbath of oil workers and their families in Zhanaozen, we remembered the violence and protested against continuing repression and brutality, at the Kazakh embassy in Brussels. A delegation of LSP/PSL and MEP Paul Murphy were in front of the embassy. This protest was stopped by the local police led by the

Berlin cultural commemoration

One year after the Zhanaozen massacre, a memorial protest was held in Berlin. The Kazakh artist and activist, Raushan Tolganbayeva, opened her exhibition “Reflections” dedicated to the victims of Dec 16 & 17, 2011. Raushan is very active in the resistance against the Kazakh regime and has organised and participated in various protests in Berlin,

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