Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Campaign Kazakhstan activists will be protesting and leafleting the Celtic V Shakter Karagandy Champions League game on Wednesday night

From 6:30pm Springfield Road/ London Road, Glasgow Protest organiser and Celtic supporter Luke Ivory ” We are protesting and leafleting at the game to raise awareness of the brutal dictatorship in Kazakhstan, the regime will be looking to get good PR out of this high profile match. Kazakhstan is a police state. It is ruled

A Prison within a Prison: the Solitary Confinement of Kazakh Poet Aron Atabek

The following article is written by Cathal Sheerin for the Huffington Post – see here for original  . PEN international have launched an appeal for support for Aron Atabek, which Campaign Kazakhstan is supporting – for more information see here   Hooded and handcuffed, sixty year old poet Aron Atabek shuffles around a dimly-lit room. The

Kazakhstan’s Living Gulags

‘Assignment’ programme reveals horrors of prison life (and death!) Elizabeth Clarke Over the past couple of weeks, a programme called ‘Assignment – Kazakhstan’s Living Gulags’ has been aired on the BBC’s World Service and its Radio 4. It paints a harrowing picture of the torture, rape, maiming, and killing that goes on in Kazakhstan’s prisons

Kazakhstan: Lawyer in Forced Psychiatric Detention

Article initially published by Human Rights Watch on Psychiatric hospital saga of Zinaida Mukhortova began with her complaint against parliament member Berlin, August 16, 2013 “Each and every minute Zinaida Mukhortova is kept unlawfully locked up in a psychiatric hospital, her fundamental rights are being gravely violated. The authorities should free Mukhortova immediately.” (Mihra Rittmann,

South African Miners declare solidarity with Kazakhstan workers

Video: South African Miners declare solidarity with Kazakhstan workers A mass gathering of hundreds of miners and other workers, launching the Limpopo section of the South African ‘Workers’ And Socialist Party’, loudly approved a message of support and solidarity for all struggling miners and oil-workers in Kazakhstan.

Supreme Court rejects supervisory review in case of Vadim Kuramshin

From Kazakhstan correspondents According to the mother and relatives of Vadim Karamshin, the well-known human rights activist,  a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Supreme Court was held in Astana on July 15th  to consider his complaints against the procedure in his trial. The panel of judges rejected these, conducting the hearing in the