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Kazakhstan: two inmates in Kazakh prison swallow spoons to protest conditionsThe regional State Penitentiary Service said on April 25 that the incident had taken place four days earlier, adding that the two inmates were provided with medical assistance and their “current health state is satisfactory.” Inmates in Kazakhstan’s penitentiaries often maim themselves to protest…
Source — Radio free Europe
Kazakhstan : abolition de la peine de mort
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Kazakhstan: troops enter prison, sparking concerns about treatment of inmatesRelatives of inmates at a prison in Kazakhstan say soldiers with service dogs entered the facility, while concerned activists and familiy members were denied entry. Relatives of inmates at Correctional Colony LA-155/14 near Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, told RFE/RL on April 24 that they saw se…
Source — Radio Liberty
Press conference held in Kazakhstan on prison reform: expectations and realityOn 23 February 2017, Penal Reform International Central Asia, convened a press conference on ‘Prison reform in Kazakhstan: expectations and reality’. It coincided with the 10th anniversary of the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture, the UN detention monitoring body.
Source — Penal Reform International
Kazakhstan : UN torture prevention body urges Kazakhstan to enhance prisoner rehabilitationThe United Nations’ torture prevention body has urged Kazakhstan to focus more on the rehabilitation of prisoners rather than punishment, as part of efforts to ensure that people deprived of their liberty are protected against torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. “We note that Kazakhs…
Source — United Nations News Center