Dichiarazione del Senatore Marco Perduca, co-vicepresidente del senato del Partito Radicale e Antonio Stango, membro del Consiglio generale del PR:
"Nella nostra recente missione in Kazakistan ad Almaty, Aktau, Zahnaozen e Shtpe, per incontrare rappresentanti delle opposizioni democratiche, della stampa indipendente e famigliari delle vittime dei massacri dell'anno scorso nonche' parenti di coloro che furono arrestati all'indomani delle decine e decine di manifestazioni sindacali del 2011, ivi compresa la moglie di Vladimir Kozlov, condannato per sette anni e mezzo per aver "incitamento all'odio sociale" avevamo potuto notare il deterioramento delle condizioni politiche generali in quel paese.
Oggi, purtroppo, abbiamo avuto la conferma di questo ulteriore arretramento del rispetto dei diritti umani. Infatti, poco fa e' stata diffusa una dichiarazione della Procura Generale del Kazakhstan (qui sotto la traduzione in inglese) che chiede la chiusura di tutti i media indipendenti rimasti, il blocco dell'accesso ai loro siti, nonche' la chiusura di tutte le sedi del partito "Algà!" di cui fa parte Kozlov.
Sarebbe gravissimo se il governo kasacco desse seguito a quella dichiarazione nel silenzio dell'Organizzazione per la sicurezza e la cooperazione in Europa (OSCE), ci appelliamo quindi all'OSCE affinche' metta in atto tutte le iniziative necessarie per consentire alle poche, abbandonate e martoriate voci di dissenso in Kazakistan di continuare a portar avanti le loro sacrosante richieste di riforme democratiche in linea cogli standard internazionali.
The text of the statement made by the official representative of the General Prosecutor Nurdaulet Suindikov.
As commonly known, this past Monday, on the 19th of November 2012, the, Mangistau Regional Court considered the appeal filed by Vladimir Kozlov and his counsels against the sentence handed down by the Aktau City Court on the 8th of October, 2012, for inciting social hatred, calling for the overthrow of constitutional order, and establishment and leadership of an organised criminal group.
After the case file and all arguments of the defendant and his defense had been studied, the verdict handed down by the court of first instance was upheld, and the appeal was dismissed.
Thus, the sentence against Vladimir Kozlov, Serik Sapargali and Akzhanat Aminov entered into force.
The convicted persons have the right for cassational and supervisory appeal against the court verdict.
In turn, we should note that the trial of the named persons was open in compliance with the principles of comprehensive consideration of the case as well as contentiousness and equality of the parties.
Both the court of first instance and the Appellate Court examined the whole evidence, presented by by the prosecution and the defence.
Sapargali and Aminov pleaded guilty and they did not file an appeal against their sentence.
Still, the valid judgement, issued by the court against Kozlov and others, determined that the activities of the unregistered civil associations ‘Alga’ and ‘Khalyk Maidany’ , as well as of some media organisations, were of an extremist nature.
In particular, the court found that leaflets and other printed materials, distributed by the ‘Alga’ and ‘Khalyk Maidany’ members among striking oil workers in Zhanaozen, as well as public speeches delivered to the workers were aimed at the incitement of social hatred and they included calls for the violent seizure of power.
In addition, in the judgment of the court it was stated that “the conceptual content of materials of the ‘K+’ TV channel, web portals ‘Stan-TV’, Respublika’ and the newspapers ‘Golos Respubliki’ and ‘Vzglyad’ were directed to inciting social discord.
Content analysis of programmes of the ‘K +’ TV channel and of articles in the newspapers ‘Vzglyad’ and ‘Golos Respubliki’, the Internet portal ‘Respublika’, ‘Stan-TV’ and other materials showed that these materials contained propaganda to overthrow the government and undermine the security of the state."
These findings of the court have been confirmed by the conclusions of a number of forensic examinations.
According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On countering extremism", an activity of an association of physical persons, in the event that they exercise extremism, is to be prohibited in the court.
The propaganda of extremism constitutes the grounds for discontinuation of broadcasting by a media organisation or for dissemination of media products (Article 13 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On mass media’).
In accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Article 131), the court judgment that came into effect, is obligatory for all public bodies in relation to both the established circumstances and their legal assessment.
Considering the above, yesterday, on the 20th of November, 2012, the Prosecutor’s Office in Almaty filed the following lawsuits and claims:
* to recognise the unregistered civil associations ‘Alga’ and ‘Khalyk Maidany’ as extremist organisations and to prohibit their activities on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
*to recognise 8 newspapers and 23 online websites as one media organisation ‘Respublika’ and to terminate its broadcasting and distribution on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
*to terminate printing of issues and their distribution of the ‘Vzglyad’ newspaper as well as its duplicate online resources on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
*to terminate broadcasting of the foreign mass media organisation ‘K+’ TV channel and its duplicate online resources on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
*to terminate the broadcasting of the foreign mass media organisation ‘Stan.tv’ internet video portal on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
The outcome of lawsuits and claims filed by the Prosecutor’s Office will be additionally conveyed to you later.