Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Urgent action for Vadim Kuramshin


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Housing protest in Astana; worldwide support needed

On October 1 there will be a major gathering in Astana – capital of Kazakhstan – of housing campaigners from five different cities in the country – Almaty, Shimkent, Aktobe, Taldikorgan and Astana itself. For years the ‘Leave the People’s Homes Alone’ campaign (ONJ) has been organising, petitioning, sitting at ‘round table’ negotiations and protesting

Imprisoned lawyer, Vadim Kuramshim, awarded prestigious Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Prize

Imprisoned human rights lawyer, Vadim Kuramshim, has been awarded the 2013 Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Prize, the “oldest and most prestigious award given to a lawyer in the world”. The first Prize was awarded in 1985 to Nelson Mandela, then in a jail in apartheid South Africa. This prize was created in 1984 and according to