Actions of Kazakhstan in time and after elections create risk for social stability - UN
Almaty. June 14. KazTAG - The actions of Kazakhstan in the time and after elections create risk for social stability, declared the UN statement on human rights.
"The actions of Kazakhstan against peaceful protestors, activists and journalists in the time and after the presidential election on June 9 call deep regret. Freedom of opinions and peaceful meetings is the building blocks for successful and dynamic society. Any effort to limit them without any necessity and duly ground creates risk for stability and social integrity," said Ryszard Komenda, head of the UN Human Rights Office for Central Asia.
The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about the significant scale of arrests and convictions for peaceful and legitimate expression of political opinion and dissent.
"This is an apparent contradiction with Kazakhstan’s obligations under international human rights law" said Komenda.
"I urge Kazakhstan to fulfil its legal obligations to respect and protect the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, expression, and ensure the right to meaningful political participation".
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