Court moves jailed oil worker Roza

January 9, 2014

A court has decided to move Roza Tuletaeva, the activist oil worker serving a five year jail sentence in Kazakhstan, to a prison with better conditions.

The court in Atyrau, western Kazakhstan, decided today that Tuletaeva will go to a “settlement colony” – probably best translated as “open prison” – from the ordinary prison where she has been for more than two years.

The move comes after trade union organisations all over the world bombarded the Kazakh authorities with protests against the jailing of Tuletaeva and other activists.

The decision was taken by the president of the Atyrau district court no. 2, judge Z. Kazakbaya, the news site Vlast.kz reported. Tuletaeva Read the rest of this entry »