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14 March, 2019 / Kazakhstan
RFE/RL Kazakh Correspondent Detained Again In Restive Zhanaozen

RFE/RL Kazakh Correspondent Detained Again In Restive Zhanaozen

An RFE/RL correspondent in Kazakhstan has been fined after being detained for the third time in weeks in the restive city of Zhanaozen, where she has been covering ongoing rallies.
12 March, 2019 / Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan police detain, fine journalist covering Zhanaozen rallies

Kazakhstan police detain, fine journalist covering Zhanaozen rallies

Saniya Toiken was fined $113 for purportedly failing to submit to police orders
03 March, 2019 / Kazakhstan
Majlis Podcast: Where Is Kazakhstan Headed As Frustration Continues To Grow?

Majlis Podcast: Where Is Kazakhstan Headed As Frustration Continues To Grow?

At the start of February, a fire killed five girls, aged 3 months to 13 years, in their home in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. It happened when both parents had to work overnight.
07 February, 2019 / Kazakhstan
Workers At Kazakh Pipeline Firm End Strike After Promise Of Salary Raise

Workers At Kazakh Pipeline Firm End Strike After Promise Of Salary Raise

Striking workers at an oil and natural-gas pipeline producing company in western Kazakhstan have been promised a salary increase by the firm's management.
30 January, 2019 / Kazakhstan
Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Kazakhstan

Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Kazakhstan

This submission is for consideration during the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’ review Kazakhstan. It focuses on the crackdown on the independent trade union movement and attacks on workers’ rights; discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; the protection of students, teachers, and schools in situations of armed conflict; and inclusive education in Kazakhstan.
30 November, 2018 / Kazakhstan
Statement of Executive Committee of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic

Statement of Executive Committee of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic

On behalf of its members the BKDP Executive Committee expresses its deep indignation at continuing attacks of the authorities of Kazakhstan on the rights and freedoms of workers and our brothers and sisters from independent trade unions of Kazakhstan. The attacks are accompanied by reprisals, prosecutions, and threats to use physical violence against leaders and activists of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KNPRK) which recently has been unlawfully dissolved by the authorities.
28 November, 2018 / Kazakhstan
De glemte diktaturene

De glemte diktaturene

Skyting av streikende arbeidere, angrep på journalister og statsdrevet slavearbeid. Diktaturene i Sentral-Asia plager bokstavelig talt livet av egen befolkning – til øredøvende stillhet.
27 November, 2018 / Kazakhstan
Statement of PERC Youth Committee on Trade Unions in Kazakhstan

Statement of PERC Youth Committee on Trade Unions in Kazakhstan

On October the 22nd 2018, the Pan-European Regional Council (PERC) Executive Committee adopted a recommendation to the ITUC General Council that the membership of the Federation of Trade Unions of Republics of Kazakhstan (FPRK) must be suspended.
25 November, 2018 / Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan: Stop repression and physical attacks on leaders of independent unions; hands off Larisa Kharkova, Erlan Baltabai and Dmitriy Senyavskiy

Kazakhstan: Stop repression and physical attacks on leaders of independent unions; hands off Larisa Kharkova, Erlan Baltabai and Dmitriy Senyavskiy

Support the campaign "Kazakhstan: Stop repression and physical attacks on leaders of independent unions; hands off Larisa Kharkova, Erlan Baltabai and Dmitriy Senyavskiy", running in partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL, KNPRK - the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan ,Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR), Industri Energi and the Arthur Svensson Foundation.
23 November, 2018 / Kazakhstan
Union activists face new repression and attacks in Kazakhstan

Union activists face new repression and attacks in Kazakhstan

Early in November, Dmitry Seniyavskiy, a trade union leader of the local branch of the Fuel and Energy Workers' Union (FEWU) in the Karaganda Region was attacked and brutally beaten by a band of unidentified goons. FEWU leader Erlan Baltabai is under arrest on trumped-up accusations.