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Kazakhstan: Vadim Kuramshin threatens hunger strike protest

Vadim Kuramshin, the prison rights campaigner arrested 6 months ago on trumped up charges has declared that if the trial against him is not resumed within ten days he will declare a hunger strike. He has informed Samat Tolesbayu, the judge of the Zhambulskaya oblast interregional court responsible for presiding over his trial of this, as a protest against the attempts to drag out the hearing and against his rights being restricted during the jury trial. He has stated that the evidence presented during the trial has revealed a number of crimes perpetrated by government officials.

We ask all supporters of Campaign Kazakhstan to protest personally against the unjust imprisonment of Vadim Kuramshin. Vadim is one of the best known activists in Kazakhstan and has been working with the oil workers’ and independent trade union movement of Kazakhstan for many years. He presently faces a prison sentence of many years!
Here you can find a model letter for your e-mail.

The small effort you make when sending a protest e-mail and / or phoning the prison Vadim is being held in, has an enormous effect in improving his captivity conditions and eventually free him.

Please use these emails and phone numbers

Head of Regional Court

+7 7262 451219

Specialised regional Court for Criminal Cases

+7 7262 43-12-04

London Kazakhstan Embassy

+44 (0)207 590 3485/84

Please send copies to and




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