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  • Kazakh court frees woman who fled Chinese re-education camp

    , by KUO Lily

    Sayragul Sauytbay said during trial she had worked at ‘prison in the mountains’ in Xinjiang
    A Chinese national who gave rare public testimony about China’s secretive “re-education” camps in Xinjiang will be allowed to stay in Kazakhstan, where she has applied for asylum.
    Sayragul Sauytbay, an (...)

  • Kazakhstan: Justice for oil workers!

    , by LabourStart

    A LabourStart campaign in partnership with the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, the Confederation of Labour of Russia, and supported by the International Trade Union Confederation.
    Over a period of several months, court trials related to the tragic events in Zanaozen of 16 (...)

  • Kazakhstan : Stop police violence against strikers

    , par LabourStart

    On Friday December 16th a celebration of Independence Day in the Western Kazakhstan city of Zhanaozen ended up with violent clashes between police and protesting oil workers who have been striking since May, demanding wage increases. It has been reported that oil workers planned to have a (...)

  • Kazakhstan: Support striking oil workers!

    , by LabourStart

    Since May 2011 two towns in Western Kazakhstan have been seeing protest actions in the oil sector that still involve thousands of workers. Massive lay-offs have hit over a thousand workers, affecting their families, their children. Some of the protest action participants suffered detention, (...)

  • Solidarity against repression in Kazakhstan

    , by International Viewpoint

    On April 27th, Ainur Kurmanov, journalist and political militant, was sentenced to a fortnight’s imprisonment for having reported on a strike picket. The picket was organized by the oppositional social movement “Kazakhstan 2012” to protest against the eviction of the poor from their homes.
    Ainur (...)