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The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression remained severely limited. Critics of the authorities faced politically motivated prosecution. Torture and other ill-treatment remained widespread. Human rights defenders faced harassment and civil prosecution for libel. LGBTI people faced...
Europe and Central Asia Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Kazakhstan: Immediately release rights defender Raigul Sadyrbaeva and hold police accountable for her reported torture

Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the arbitrary arrest of human rights defender Raigul Sadyrbaeva in apparent retaliation for her peaceful monitoring of protests in Kazakhstan this past January. We call on judicial authorities to drop the unfounded criminal charges against Sadyrbaeva and...