Roza Tuletaeva

Roza TuletaevaRoza Tuletaeva Imprisoned in Kazakhstan

On 3 January 2012, Roza Tuletaeva was arrested by members of the Kazakh State Security Committee at her home. In detention she was tortured, and later brought to trial for two separate criminal cases related to her work as a leader of the oil workers’ strike committee at the OzenMunaiGaz oil company. Security forces have violently repressed the striking workers.

Front Line Defenders has issued urgent appeals and news items about Roza Tuletaeva:

25 November - Human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva released from penal colony

17 January 2014 - Human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva to be transferred to penal colony

30 May 2013 - Prison sentence of human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva upheld

29 November 2012 - Refusal to investigate the reported torture of Ms Roza Tuletaeva and denial of independent medical expertise

11 June 2012 - Update: Sentencing of human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva

17 May 2012 - Update: Human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva faces eight years of imprisonment and new trial

26 April 2012 - HRD Ms Roza Tuletaeva provides testimony she was tortured while in detention, concerns over fair trial continue

27 January 2012 - Update - General Prosecutor issues statement on events of 16 December 2011 and charges brought against human rights defender Roza Tuletaeva

16 January 2012 - Arrest and detention of labour rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva

For more information:

chtodelat news - Esenbek Ukteshbayev on the Trade Union Struggle in Kazakhstan

Jamestown Foundation - Zhanaozen Trials

Campaign Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan: Court hears oil workers defendants' testimony of police torture