Newsletter on Human Rights in Kazakhstan (excerpts)


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Subject: Newsletter on Human Rights in Kazakhstan (excerpts)

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Newsletter on Human Rights in Kazakhstan (excerpts)



Dear ladies and gentlemen, 

We are pleased to announce that after a four months break due to an
arson fire in our office Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human
Rights and Rule of Law is renewing publication of electronic
newsletter "Human Rights in Kazakhstan and All Over the World".

>From now on this newsletter will be distributed once a week in Russian
and English versions. 

The English version will mainly provide information on human rights
and democratic developments in Kazakhstan.
Russian version will also contain reports on human rights situation in
other countries of Central Asia based on reports from various
international human rights organizations and other sources.

Together with Institute on War and Peace Reporting we also plan a
quarterly publication of compilation of the reports from our
newsletter.

To unsubscribe this newsletter please send cancellation of the
subscription to the following address: marat@omaz.almaty.kz

Best regards, 

Yevgeniy Zhovtis,
KIBHR Director, laureate of the EU and USA Democracy and Civil Society
Award, 
laureate of the International Human Rights League Award
      

 
GENERAL INFORMATION ON KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN
RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW
 
Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law
reregistered March 4, 1997 is a legal successor to Kazakhstan-American
Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law registered February 8, 1995
with status of international non-governmental public association. 

After reorganization and re-registration Kazakhstan International
Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law is an international
non-governmental and non-profit organization founded by nine citizens
of the Republic of Kazakhstan and one citizen of United States.

Among principal goals of the organization are: creation of the human
rights network, monitoring and distribution of information on human
rights violations; influencing public opinion and government in order
to resolve concrete problems in respect to human rights issues;
education of population in the field of international standards,
mechanisms and procedures of observance of human rights and freedoms;
protection of rights of individuals, groups and organizations.


KIBHR address: 
Republic of Kazakhstan 480012, 
Almaty, Masanchi - 57a, 
office N 404, N 405
Tel:      (3272) 92-08-41
Tel/fax:  (3272) 62-68-11
E-mail:	omaz@omaz.almaty.kz



INFORMATION NEWSLETTER 
OF KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW

"HUMAN RIGHTS IN KAZAKHSTAN AND ALL OVER THE WORLD"
N 1 (6-29 February 2000)


CONTENT

Kazakhstan:
Independent trade-unions face serious problems in Shymkent
Slavic People's Movement  protests in Astana. and pensioners protest
in Almaty
Freedom of speech violation in East Kazakhstan.
Violation of rights of prisoners in Kazakhstan.
Tortures in Kazakhstan.
Protests in Zhanatas (South Kazakhstan)
Kazakhstan is starting to control the Internet

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Slavic People's Movement Protests in Astana

On 6 of February Slavic People's Movement "Lad" together with Cossak
Union and Communist party of Kazakhstan had a sanctioned mass-meeting
under the slogan: "Prosperity of Kazakhstan in its union with Russia
and Belorusia".

Participants addressed the people and the President of Kazakhstan
calling on referendum on the issue of Kazakhstan entering the
Russia-Belorusia union.

Majority of media means gave a negative evaluation of the initiative
calling it an attempt to rob the country of its sovereignty. On 16 of
February leaders of "Lad", Communist party and Cossaks' Union held a
press-conference aimed at explanation of the referendum idea. They
said that media outcry was orchestrated by authorities and idea and
meaning of the meeting was deliberately misinterpreted.

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>From the moderator: To obtain the entire newsletter, please contact
KIBHR at <marat@omaz.almaty.kz> or <Omaz@omaz.almaty.kz> (Yevgeniy
Zhovtis's email address). 
Boris
 

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