Kazakhstan: A pandemic is no excuse to ignore human rights

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and 24 other human rights organizations from across the OSCE region, including members of the Civic Solidarity Platform, have prepared a letter addressed to Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, protesting the adoption of a poorly prepared law which will limit citizens’ right to freedom of assembly. The law currently seems set to be passed while Kazakhstan, like many countries around the world, is in Covid-19 lockdown.

Full version of the statement can be accessed here.

Picture credit: Ivar Dale (taken in Almaty, Kazakhstan)