Kazakhstan
Labor organizations protest persecution of Kazakh trade union leader Labor organizations protest persecution of Kazakh trade union leader

Erlan Baltabay faces an eight-year jail term on charges of misappropriation of funds although he has time and again argued that he was only in possession of the money since the dissolution of his union in 2015

Kazakhstan protest Kazakh unions continue to face official repression

Activists have asked the International Labor Organization to review the ongoing repression of workers in the country.

Protests break out in Kazakhstan against persecution of activists

Ahead of the June 9 elections, the interim government of Kazakhstan has cracked down on activists and those campaigning for free and fair elections

Pressure mounts on Kazakh authorities to release protesting workers

There is still no clarity about the fate of as many as 20 workers who were arrested in the Zhanaozen region in February following protests by trade unions. Persecution of trade unions and their leaders has increased in recent years in Kazakhstan,

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