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2014-12-15 has added:  Andrei GRISHIN, journalist of the KIBHR viewings: 13
The village of Berezovka found itself in the affected area of the Karachaganak field.

The gas ejection from the Karachaganak field that covered the village of Berezovka in the West Kazakhstan Region was predictable. The reaction of the authorities and the perpetrators of the emergency was the same predictable.

2014-11-28 has added:  KIBHR viewings: 37
The first joint Bulletin of the Central Asian NGO Coalition Against Torture has released

In first Bulletin you will find information on three existing Central Asian Coalition from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, an overview of their activities, and the main recommendations the requirements for their states to curb the problem of torture.

2014-11-11 has added:  KIBHR - IPHR viewings: 46
EU-Kazakhstan human rights talks: Key concerns

This week a new round of the annual EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue is scheduled to take place in Brussels. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR) call on the EU to use this meeting to convey concerns about the lack of progress on key human rights issues in Kazakhstan since the last dialogue a year ago.

2014-10-28 has added:  Yevgeniy ZHOVTIS, Chairman of the Board, KIBHR viewings: 62
Context and dynamics of human rights situation in central asia: evolution or degradation and what is next?

Keynote speech at the opening of the of Central Eurasian Studies Societys (CESS) Annual Conference (New York, Columbia University, Harriman Institute, 24 October 2014). 

2014-10-22 has added:  KIBHR, Nota Bene, Turkmen Initiative, IPHR viewings: 58
The protection of fundamental rights in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Update on developments in early July-early October 2014

The report addresses issues related to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, equality before the law and non-discrimination, as well as access to justice.

2014-09-29 has added:  Amnesty International, Civic Solidarity, Coalition NGO against torture in Tajikistan, Coalition NGO against torture in Kazakhstan viewings: 92
An overview of positive developments and ongoing concerns regarding torture and other ill-treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

This joint document was prepared for 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 4.

2014-09-22 has added:  KIBHR, Nota Bene, TIHR, Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan, Association Fiery Hearts, IPHR viewings: 150
Joint statement

Six human rights defending organizations has prepared a joint statement for 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (on issues of freedom of association, the role of civil society in the protection of human rights and freedom of expression).

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2014-12-15 has added:  By Felix CORLEY, Forum 18 News Service viewings: 6
One three-year jail term, 5 or 25 more to follow?

Secrecy surrounds Kazakhstan's criminal trials of members of Muslim missionary movement Tabligh Jamaat. Mamurzhan Turashov was given a three-year prison term on 2 December, but neither the court, the prosecutor, the Judicial Expertise Institute which conducted "expert analyses" of religious books seized from him, nor his defence lawyer were willing to make the verdict public.

2014-11-30 has added:  by Joanna LILLIS, Eurasianet.org viewings: 6
President Nazarbayev paints rosy picture of human rights

Kazakhstan does not persecute political opponents or attack freedom of expression, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has avowed, fending off awkward questions from journalists during a December 5 visit to Astana by his French counterpart, François Hollande.

2014-12-15 has added:  by Kseniya BONDAL, Silkroad reporters viewings: 7
Human rights remain an Achilles heel for Kazakhstan

As Kazakhstan approaches its 23rd Independence Day anniversary, citizens and human rights experts discuss where the country is moving with its democratic record. In the last four years Kazakhstan has increased persecution of religious and political groups, analysts say.

Better than Turkmenistan and North Korea

2014-12-11 has added:  By Erlan KALIYEV, for People and nature viewings: 7
Kazakh oil workers: the fight for justice goes on

The labour movement in Kazakhstan will on 16 December mark the third anniversary of the state murder of at least 17 demonstrators in 2011. The shootings, at Zhanaozen in the west of the country, put an end to a seven-month strike by several thousand oil workers.

2014-11-14 has added:  UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights viewings: 23
UN Committee against Torture to review Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the 156 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 10 independent experts.

2014-11-14 has added:  Destination Justice Team viewings: 22
Destination Justice Petitions the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the case of Ms. Zinaida Mukhortova

Over the last four years, Ms. Mukhortova has been detained on five separate occasions on charges stemming from a vacated and highly disputable mental health evaluation initiated after her first detention. That detention occurred immediately following an open letter in which Ms. Mukhortova called for investigations into potential Kazakh government corruption.

2014-11-12 has added:  European Union External Action viewings: 21
EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue

The EU raised concerns in relation to certain aspects of the new Criminal Code, which could have a negative impact on freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of assembly, stressed the importance of an independent press, and made reference to individual cases.

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