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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. more


Political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov placed in solitary confinement and has gone on hunger strike

  • A Kazakhstani political prisoner is being subjected to ill treatment. Vladimir Kozlov has been systematically denied a transfer to milder conditions of detention and release on parole. The conditions in a sultry confinement cell, where a prisoner can only stand or sit on the floor could be critical for Kozlov given his poor health condition. more


In a letter to Nazarbayev, Kozlov labels his sentence ‘unjust captivity’

  • Vladimir Kozlov, one of the most prominent figures of the Kazakh opposition, wrote a letter to President Nursultan Nazarbayev in response to information about a generous subsidy from state budgets for regions which, in December 2011, saw an oil workers’ strike. more


Notes from prison. A day in the life of a Petropavlovsk colony inmate

  • Waking up early in the morning, breaking sleep. Three minutes after the order to get up, the inmates stand in a long row; in order according to height. The first absurd commands are given: put on your cap, take off your cap, put it on, correct it… more


Kozlov: Home country of La Marseillaise may not support dictatorships

  • The leader of Kazakhstan’s biggest opposition party, Vladimir Kozlov, wrote a letter to the President and Prime Minister of the French Republic, Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls concerning Mukhtar Ablyazov. more


Kozlov about the persecution of prisoners sentenced for political views

  • The political prisoner, Vladimir Kozlov, who since 2012 has been serving a prison sentence of 7 years and 6 months, has written about the Kazakh prison system.  more


Court upholds the decision on the confiscation of Kozlov’s flat

  • Today (11.02.2015), the court in Almaty has upheld the decision on the confiscation of Vladimir Kozlov’s flat, thus rejecting the appeal filed by the activist’s wife. In order to recover her property, Turusbekova can only file an appeal with the highest instance – the Supreme Court. more


Kozlov is a hostage of the authorities. The activist was denied atransfer to a colony with a more lenient regime

  • Vladimir Kozlov was denied a transfer to a colony more lenient regime. The decision was taken by the commission visiting the colony in Zarekhnoye, where the leader of the Alga! partyremains. The rationale for the decision did not take into account the positive opinion of Kozlov that was given by the prison’s school.  more


On 11 February, the battle for Kozlov’s apartment will be settled

  • On Wednesday (11 February, 2015) at 9:30 a.m. the Almaty City Court will hold a hearing, during which it will consider the appeal against the decision of May 2014 regarding the confiscation of a flat belonging to Vladimir Kozlov and his wife Aliya Turusbekova. more

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