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PEN Club supports Kozlov

  • Members of the PEN Club, the international organisation of writers, have sent postcards with New Year’s wishes to the penal colony where Kozlov is now serving his prison sentence. more


Italy’s Foreign Ministry: The release of Mukhortova is the result of the joint efforts of UN and EU

  • The Italian Foreign Ministry replied to a senator’s interpellation. In December 2014, Senator Luigi Compagna addressed a written inquiry to Italy’s government concerning political prisoners in Kazakhstan, and the situation of Zinaida Mukhortova in particular. more


Colony’s administration changes the rules. Telephone calls may only be made between 2pm and 3pm

  • The administration of the colony in Zarekhnoye (LA 155/14), where Vladimir Kozlov is staying, has tightened up the rules concerning the hours during which relatives can call prisoners. Since 3 February 2015, about 1000 people wishing to talk can call only between the hours of 14.00 and 15.00. more


UN Special Rapporteur visited Vladimir Kozlov

  • UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, met Vladimir Kozlov.  more


Polish parliamentarians appeal in the case of V. Kozlov. The EEAS made an unsuccessful attempt to organise a meeting with Kozlov

  • Polish MEPs have filed a written inquiry with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning the case of the Kazakh oppositionist Vladimir Kozlov.  more


Two different characteristics of Kozlov: The truth about the regime and the opposition?

  • On her Facebook profile, Aliya Turusbekova, the wife of the Kazakh human rights defender Vladimir Kozlov, wrote about an unexpected glowing report for Kozlov from his prison’s sewing school.  more


Soviet penal colony management methods: by lying, they report that Kozlov is a threat to inmates

  • Z charakterystyki Kozlova napisanej przez naczelnika kolonii, w której opozycjonista odbywa karę pozbawienia wolności, wynika iż stanowi on zagrożenie dla współwięźniów. Nieodpowiadający prawdzie opis posłużył jako argument za odmową zmiany warunków odbywania kary.  more


The case of Kozlov is an obstacle to closer relations between the US and Kazakhstan

  • As announced by the former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, Washington, taking into account the pressure exerted by the Kremlin on neighbouring countries, will continue to support Kazakhstan in the development of democracy, if Akorda takes care of the political changes. more


Prisoners of the Zarechnoye colony were subjected to battery

  • The colony in Zarechnoye, where Vladimir Kozlov is serving his time, saw mass beatings - Respublika reported. The most aggrevated were unit No. 9 and inmate Vadim Medvedev. more

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