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Political Prisoners

Political Prisoners: Vadim Kuramshin Socilaists, community activists, and human rights defenders face constant persecution and harassment by the government in the course of their work.   Vadim Kuramshin is a well-known lawyer and human rights defender who has worked for many years to expose the ill-treatment of prisoners in Kazakhstan. Vadim has faced consistent persecution under the Nazarbayev

Freedom of the press

Kazakhstan claims to be open and democratic. However investigative reporters and media outlets face constant harassment, surveillance and interference. Journalists face criminal prosecution for  dubious reasons, and when they are prosecuted the charges are often excessive. Reporters Without Borders ranks Kazakhstan, in their ‘World Press Freedom Index’ – 157th out of 180 countries.[1] Is it

Human Rights

Kazakhstan and human rights.   Human Rights:   Kazakhstan has an appalling human rights record. As Reporters Without Borders reports the state has control over independent media, NGOs, civil society, and, most critically, independent trade unions effectively crushing dissent. The vast majority of the population lives in poverty and those who speak out against the state or