Housing rights activist detained in Kazakhstan over comments made on YouTube

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Human rights groups call for release of Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov

On the eve of Batyrbekov’s 5 November appellate hearing, rights groups worldwide are calling for his release from custody in Kazakhstan and reconsideration of the criminal defamation law under which he is being tried.

Kazakhstan: Journalists and observers detained in crackdown on presidential election protests

Hundreds of people were detained during Kazakhstan’s most notable election in recent years, including international and local reporters and an election monitor from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

Vladimir Kozlov: A profile

Jailed for campaigning for justice, Vladimir Kozlov – journalist, political activist and human rights defender – has long been a thorn in the side of Kazakhstan’s authoritarian president.