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France has refused to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine

  • Breaking news: France has refused to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine. The decision of the French Conseil d'Etat is final. He is going to leave the arrest after 3 years. more


"I have always felt your support" – Vladimir Kozlov writes a letter to ODF

  • Vladimir Kozlov, Kazakh dissident, released from prison last month, after almost five years spent behind bars, wrote a letter to the Open Dialog Foundation. In the letter, he calls ODF activists his friends and thanks them for their dedication in fighting for his freedom. more


Satrap Nazarbayev frees his political opponent. Vladimir Kozlov released from prison

  • Vladimir Kozlov, Kazakh dissident and leader of the biggest opposition party "Alga" was released from prison after nearly five years spent behind bars. more


The court issued decision on early release of political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov

  • On 4 August, 2016, the Kapshagai City Court of Almaty Province ordered the conditional release of opposition politician Vladimir Kozlov. The court decision will come into force in 15 days. more


The anniversary of the shooting: ‘The Zhanaozen list’ should end the impunity of perpetrators, guilty of torture and oppression

  • 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. more


Interview with a political opposition leader in Kazakhstan. 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. more


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. more


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’. more


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. more

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