Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Prosecutors inform Vadim Kuramshin his case will be heard ‘very soon’ at Supreme Court

No hunger strike…at this stage Vadim Kuramshin has decided not to go ahead with a hunger strike planned for 5 November (see article below). His mother told Campaign Kazakhstan, this morning (31 October) that he has been visited in prison by leading prosecutors who informed Vadim that his case will be heard very soon at the

Resolution passed by Asia-Pacific Conference of World Federation of Trade Unions on anti-worker policies of Kazakhstan regime

Malaysia 26 October 2013 Participants in the conference express their concern and protest at the actions of the authorities in Kazakhstan, intended to suppress free trade union activity and to destroy the rights of workers to organize and conduct strikes in their own country. The government, at the request of President Nazarbayev have prepared a

Jailed lawyer, Vadim Karamshin, to go on hunger strike from 5th November

The human rights lawyer, Vadim Karamshin, currently in prison in North Kazakhstan, has announced he will go on hunger strike from 5th November. He says he intends to continue until he gets a proper reply from the General Prosecutor’s office to his request to review his case. At the beginning of August he received a

Stop the deportation of Laziz Sharifov!

Lina Rigney Thörnblom, Stockholm Eighteen year old Laziz Sharifov has lived in Sweden for almost six years. He is a few months from leaving high school and he is predicted a bright future in boxing. But Laziz and his family are threatened with deportation to Kazakhstan. Recently Laziz was taken by police and put in

A warning strike by oil-workers in West Kazakhstan’s Mangystau region

New threats by employers against trade union Several hundred workers at the TOO “Yugo-Vostochnaya Servicnaya Gruppa” held a two-hour warning strike last week. These workers, engaged in servicing oil equipment in the Mangystau region are organized in the independent trade union “Aktau”, which is affiliated to the “Zhanartu” union. Their main demands are over pay

Latest news on Esenbek Ukteshbayev

He is being held in solitary confinement without any contact allowed from the outside world, including with a lawyer. He has gone on hunger strike to protest against his sentence. For more information on this case see here Please send support and protests to your nearest embassy and to the campaign 

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