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Kazakhstan: Open letter to Prosecutor General on cases of alleged torture

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Kazakhstan: Open letter to Prosecutor General on cases of alleged torture
Kazakhstan: Open letter to Prosecutor General on cases of alleged torture

Today the NGO coalitions against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland), International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium),  the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and over a dozen member organizations of the Civic Solidarity Platform sent an open letter to the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan, Askhat Daulbaev. By the way of this letter the undersigning organizations would like to bring his attention to the cases of Alexander Albrandt and Vitaly Donets, who allege to have been abused by police in the village of Kushmurun in Kostanay region. The organizations urge the Prosecutor General to open prompt, thorough, impartial and independent investigations into these allegations and remove the alleged perpetrators from any position where they could repeat the alleged crimes, pending the outcome of the proceedings. It is crucial that the perpetrators are charged in accordance with the crimes committed and swiftly brought to justice.

The letter can be read here

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