Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan is extremely concerned about the persecution of citizens in Kazakhstan on account of their having sought to freely express their opinions and civic positions. In many cases of transferring and detaining participants of peaceful assemblies both human rights standards were violated and the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan was breached.
The Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan expresses deep regret over the prison sentences passed upon human rights activist, Max Bokayev, and civic activist, Talgat Ayan by Criminal Court №2 of the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan on November 28, 2016.
The Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan (SFK) expresses its deep concern over the disruption of the Informal Youth Conference “ZhasCamp” on October 15, 2016 in Atyrau and October 22, 2016 in Pavlodar.
Soros Foundation Kazakhstan welcomes election of Kazakhstan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018. This decision comes as a deserved recognition of our country’s contribution to the development of a positive agenda in international relations, both at the global and regional levels.
Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan expresses its deep concern at the numerous violations of human rights by law enforcement officials on May 21, 2016.