Archive for the ‘Kazakhstan’ Category
(Berlin) – Kazakhstan authorities should immediately suspend the trial of 37 oil workers and others pending a prompt and independent investigation into the defendants’ torture allegations, Human Rights Watch said today. The oil workers and others on trial in Aktau, in western Kazakhstan, face charges of organizing or participating in mass unrest.
(Almaty) – The Kazakhstan judiciary should ensure a fair and public trial for the 37 people scheduled for trial on March 27, 2012, on charges of organizing and participating in mass unrest in December 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Berlin) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise urgent human rights concerns with the Kazakhstan government during talks with President Nursultan Nazarbaev on February 8, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Berlin) – Kazakh national security agents in Almaty detained a leading opposition activist on January 23, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities say they are investigating at least two other opposition activists on criminal charges of “inciting social discord.”
(Moscow) – The Kazakh authorities should immediately restore communications with Zhanaozen and ensure an investigation into clashes there between police and civilians is independent, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch also called on the Kazakh government to allow independent human rights groups and journalists to work in the area without interference.
(Moscow) – Kazakhstan’s law enforcement officers should strictly observe human rights norms as they restore order in Zhanaozen, a city in western Kazakhstan, Human Rights Watch said today.