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Leaders of all-Kazakhstan trade union, Zhanartu, in danger

Click above to send the protest Please send your protest to Kazakhstan mid@mid.kz , Embassy of Kazakhstan in Moscow dolgey@dol.ru and To your local Russian and Kazakhstan embassies Statement from Esenbak Ukteshbayev and Ainur Kurmanov. To the Executive Director of the all-Russian movement ‘For Human Rights’, Lev Aleksandrovitch Ponomarev To the Director of the Institute

President of Kazakhstan in Germany for deal on rare earths – greeted by angry picket and rally

Kazakhstan’s dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev is currently (7-8 February) on a state visit to Berlin to sign economic deals about rare earths with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Campaign Kazakhstan organised an angry protest picket and rally when Nazarbayev was due to speak at a bourgeois think-tank on 7 February (see also video of protest [in german]),

Free Vadim Kuramshin!

On the 30th January, in Taraz city, on the Kazakh-Kyrghiz border, a judge in a regional court refused to end the arrest of Vadim Kuramshin, following the opening of an investigation on charges of “extortion”. Vadim will now remain in jail while the investigation continues, which could take some months. Vadim was arrested by police

Authorities arrest opposition figures, social activists and journalists

Following elections on 15th January, the Kazakh authorities are now detaining opposition figures, social activists and journalists. People wounded by police when they opened fire on the unarmed strikers and supporters on 16 December 2011 are now being arrested. It is believed that many, including some recovering in hospital, will be charged with taking part

Interview: Journalist present in Zhanaozen on 16 December

Elena Kostyuchenko is a reporter from the Russian “Novaya Gazeta” newspaper who was in Zhanaozen in the days after 16th December. She was interviewed by Sultan-Khan Akkuly for Radio Azattyk, the Kazakh language edition of Radio Liberty. Kostyuchenko’s account is completely different to the regime’s story, which the vast majority of the world’s media have

Curfew and state of emergency extended in Zhanaozen

Nazarbayev regime cancels elections in city Almost ignored by the world’s media, now that the bloody massacre by the police and army of the striking oil-workers and their supporters in West Kazakhstan last month is “old news”, the Nazarbayev regime is stepping up its attacks on democratic rights. Campaign Kazakhstan Reporters