‘The Zhanaozen list’ should end the impunity of perpetrators guilty of torture
Four years ago, on 16 December, 2011, in the Kazakh city of Zhanaozen, riot police opened fire with live ammunition on the backs of unarmed oil workers, who had been protesting for higher wages and better working conditions for seven months.
Kozlov: when released from prison, I want to continue my activity as a human rights defender
A video interview between a Kazakh blogger and activist, Galym Ageleuov, and Vladimir Kozlov has recently been published online. At the beginning of August, the leader of Kazakh opposition celebrated his 55th birthday. Fourth in a row spent behind bars.
In a shocking decision, French Government Decrees Extradition of Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia
The French government has decided to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakh dissident and key figure of the political opposition to incumbent Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to Russia.
Kazakhstan: End punitive prison conditions for imprisoned journalist Vladimir Kozlov
PEN International and the Open Dialog Foundation deplore the current situation of Vladimir Kozlov, a Kazakh journalist, human rights defender and a leader of Alga!, a political opposition party, who is currently serving a seven-and-half-year prison sentence for ‘inciting social discord’.
A fourth birthday in prison: Authorities create unbearable conditions of detention for Kozlov
On 10 August, 2015, the Kazakh opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov celebrated his 55th birthday behind bars. Having been placed in strict conditions of detention, he is subjected to ill-treatment and faces the risk of being transferred to a different, more severe penal colony.
Vladimir Kozlov has been transferred to strict regime conditions for six months
The Kazakh authorities misinform the international community in order to avoid criticism for their persecution of political prisoner V. Kozlov. Through the head of the National Preventive Mechanism, Astana disseminated contrived conclusions about the ‘justifiability’ of the charges of violations, presented to V. Kozlov.