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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org