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Relatives 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 several…Read more
Source — Radio Liberty
On 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.Read more
Source — Penal Reform International
The 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 Kazakhstan…Read more
Source — United Nations News Center