Kazakhstan: Justice must prevail for torture victim Rasim Bayramov

In December 2014, Kostanay City Court ordered the Department of Internal Affairs of Kostanay region to pay compensation to Rasim Bayramov for torturing him in 2008.

NGO coalition calls on Chancellor Merkel to stop ‘business as usuaul’ with Azerbaijan

Civil society groups sent a letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an appeal to make human rights a central subject in her meeting with the president of Azerbaijan

Send your New Year greetings to political prisoners!

Join an international campaign of solidarity and send a New Year postcard with words of support to Azerbaijani human rights defenders, who are behind bars.

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Kazakhstan: Justice must prevail for torture victim Rasim Bayramov

In December 2014, Kostanay City Court ordered the Department of Internal Affairs of Kostanay region to pay compensation to Rasim Bayramov for torturing him in 2008. Police and procuracy did not accept the ruling and Kostanay Regional Court will consider the police appeal on 5 February 2015.  

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Fundamental rights in Central Asia: July - October 2014

A new report provides an overview of human rights developments in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in early July-early October 2014. The report addresses issues related to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, equality before the law and non-discrimination, as well as access to justice.

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Turkmenistan: End Enforced Disappearances

Dozens of people have been forcibly disappeared in Turkmenistan, some for more than a decade, a coalition of human rights groups called the Prove They Are Alive! campaign said in connection with the International Day of the Disappeared, which is on August 30, 2014.

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