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JOURNALIST STILL FACING UP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR “INCITING HATRED”

Reporters without Borders have contacted us to publicise this important campaign. Please see the following link for the original http://en.rsf.org/kazakhstan-journalist-still-facing-up-to-15-07-2013,44935.html Reporters Without Borders is appalled by journalist and human rights activist Alexander Kharlamov’s detention on trumped up charges for the past four months for writing articles critical of the local authorities and judicial system in his hometown,

Illegal deportation of oligarch’s wife rocks Italian government

The Italian government has admitted its knowledge of the illegal operation to deport the wife and daughter of ‘dissident’ and fugitive oligarch, Mukhtar Ablyazov, at the end of May this year. We carry a press statement made by Campaign Kazakhstan, Italy, last week. It demands: that the government clariify its responsibility, that an inquiry be set

Zhezkazgan – Deputy Prime-Minister offers concessions

But socialist site blocked A meeting originally scheduled between the management of the KazakhMys company and the workforce for the 4th July was brought forward and took place yesterday.  Apart from the Director, Eduard Ogai, Kazakhstan’s deputy Prime-Minister, Bakhytzhan Sagintaev, and the Region’s mayor, Baurzhan Abdishev, turned up. Demonstrating that the authorities are afraid of

Police troops move into Zhezkazgan

Support for planned demonstration grows  According to reports from workers at the Zhezkazgan Copper foundry, internal ministry troops have been moved into Zhezkazgan and are setting up a camp on the approaches to the city.  The workers believe that this is in preparation for the demonstration of metal-workers, miners and local residents planned for the

International solidarity: of the workers and the bosses

Below we republish a letter from Britain campaign secretary Mick Whale which was published in the Guardian today ( for original see here). While UK Prime Minister David Cameron is building links with Kazakh dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev and his cronies, workers in Britain were linking up with their counterparts in Kazakhstan. The recent RMT transport

Paul Murphy MEP expresses solidarity with workers at KazakhMys metal Foundry

Below is a model message of protest – please send yours to the Kazakhstan embassy in your country (which you can find here http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/kazakhstan ) and include kbalkibai@gmail.com and campaignkazakhstan@gmail.com To I am writing this letter of protest at the vicious devastation of the community of workers in Zhezkazgan that the closing down of KazakhMys plants in the area would

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