Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Supreme Court confirms oil-workers’ leaders to stay in prison

[Rosa centre of picture]  An appeal to the Kazakhstan High Court on behalf of the imprisoned leaders of the Zhanaozen oil-workers’ strike, has been turned down. Rosa Tulataeva, who is seriously ill, has to serve out her five years without remission. Other leaders are also forced to serve their full sentences. Only some six ‘participants’,

Campaign leader sentenced to ten days in prison

MEP demands immediate release of Housing Campaigners Leave the People’s Homes Alone!   After yesterday’s arrests in Astana (see report below) Esenbek Ukteshbayev has been sentenced to 10 days imprisonment and his partner, Baxut released with a fine of $130 to pay. One of the other campaigners has been sentenced to seven days in prison.

Housing justice activists arrested in Astana

Protests needed via embassies News has been received of police raids in the early hours of this morning on houses and hostels in Astana, where housing justice protesters from across Kazakhstan were being accommodated. More than 80 members of the ‘Leave the People’s Homes Alone’ campaign were rounded up and taken to police stations. Many