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Archive for August 26th, 2011

New Police forces in Russia ? No Corruption? No Brutality?

Posted by Info on 26/08/2011

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev has declared victory in the war on corruption in his ministry.

“In the past, there was bribe taking, abuse of power, corruption. … There’s none of that now.”

About 183,000 officers have been fired since the re-accreditations began in March. By 2012, the ministry plans to have axed 22 percent of its staff, lowering the total number to 1,106,472.

Nurgaliyev, who is currently touring the regions to evaluate the results of the re-accreditation, said new hires would have to have a legal education, while existing officers will have to take special courses.

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Kazakhstan To Extradite Another Uzbek Asylum Seekers to Uzbekistan

Posted by Info on 26/08/2011

Sobirjon Nosirov, 39, was arrested in the western Kazakh city of Oral in late July after he arrived from Russia.
Uzbek authorities wanted Nosirov for “terrorism, religious extremism, anticonstitutional activities, and the preparation and distribution of materials calling for mass unrest and disorder.”

Nosirov began a hunger strike on August 20 to protest his arrest. He is not allow to see his relatives and lawyers.
Nosirov “denies all the accusations. If he is extradited to Uzbekistan, he will face torture and an unfair trial.”

In June, Kazakhstan extradited 29 Uzbek citizens to Uzbekistan at the Uzbek authorities’ request. Two of them were sentenced on August 21 in Syrdariya province to 15 and five years in jail for religious extremism. Ten more are on trial in Tashkent on charges of membership of a banned religious group.

Human rights activists have appealed to the Kazakh authorities not to extradite Uzbek asylum seekers to Uzbekistan as they are likely to face unfair trials and torture in Uzbek custody. Kazakhstan extradited four other Uzbek asylum seekers to Uzbekistan last year.

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