Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre

Call for commemoration protests at Kazakhstan embassies Ainur Kurmanov,  Socialist Movement Kazakhstan 16th December marks the third anniversary of the brutal shooting down by state forces of oil-workers and their families who had been on strike for seven months in West Kazakhstan. What began as a strike turned into a mass movement involving pensioners, unemployed

Rosa’s release means it’s time to step up campaigning for other political prisoners

  As we reported previously on this site, Roza Tuletaeva, one of the active leaders of the Zhanaozen strike has been released from prison. Originally sentenced to 7 years, her sentence was reduced on appeal to 5 years. In the summer she was refused release on parole so her release has been unexpected. Undoubtedly this