Euro MPs demand respect of political prisoners’ rights- Campaign Kazakhstan urges letter-sending campaign

: March 16, 2016
Appeals /

Last Thursday, 10 March the European Parliament discussed “Freedom of Expression in Kazakhstan”. It was one of the urgent human rights issues discussed regularly at its plenary sessions in Strasbourg. MEPS of the European United Left Group (GUE/NGL) put forward a number of amendments to a joint resolution which was negotiated and agreed by 7 [...]

Fourth Anniversary of Zhanaozen oil workers massacre.

: December 18, 2015
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Book launch in London remembers the dead and injured and all political prisoners in Kazakhstan. At the headquarters of Unite the Union in London, an event on 16 December remembered the dreadful events of four years ago (See articles on this site). Special music was played by Alfia Nakipbekova and James Hesford and newly translated [...]

Fourth Anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre-Book of newly translated poems by imprisoned writer Aron Atabek to be launched at a commemoration in London

: December 15, 2015
Press release /

This Wednesday, 16 December, there will be a special event to mark the fourth anniversary of the Zhanaozen massacre in Kazakhstan and to launch a book of poems by the imprisoned writer, Aron Atabek. (Details below.) There will be music – including a performance of a special piece for cello and guitar by James Hesford, [...]

Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron! Letter to the Guardian from Campaign Secretary

: November 03, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam   Following the much publicised and criticised recent visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the British government is now preparing to meet and greet Nursultan Nazarbayev, the leader of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev, like Xi Jinping has no regard for human rights. Opponents of his regime are ruthlessly dealt with. He is a dictator in [...]

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

: October 01, 2015
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Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives Elizabeth Clarke On Monday 28 September, Berik Zhakiparov from Zhezkazgan was joined by socialists and trade unionists outside the London offices of KazMinerals plc. The company dominates his home city in Kazakhstan. It exploits tens of thousands of workers in its copper mines, [...]