ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakh authorities have deported two observers from the Italian Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) after not allowing them to meet a Kazakh judge who was fired following the acquittal by his court of an opposition activist earlier this month, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported.
Colleagues and friends of Lyudmyla Voloshyna and Valeriy Yavtushenko, both Ukrainian nationals, told RFE/RL that police detained the two observers in Astana on February 14 and brought them to a court that ordered them deported.
The two left Kazakhstan early on February 15.
The Ukrainian consul in Astana, Ivan Almashi, told RFE/RL that Kazakh authorities did not …read more
Source: The Times of Central Asia