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Liberty Foundation

The Liberty Foundation is an Almaty-based human rights organisation that promotes freedom of speech, assembly, and association, as well as other civic and political liberties, and democratic standards, in addition to assistance and protection for human rights defenders in Kazakhstan.


Human rights defenders in Kazakhstan are particularly active on legal and penal reform, social rights, freedom of expression, and ethnic minorities’ rights as well as democratisation. Unlike other central Asian countries, instances of direct targeting of critical media and influential NGOs are limited. Repression against human rights defenders often takes the form of economic and legislative obstacles, which are effective in hindering their work and more difficult to challenge.