Last week the European Parliament adopted resolution for the session of the UN Human Rights Council. There are some points about Central Asia, and some about Kazakhstan itself: 1. Human rights situation in that country has deteriorated further since the brutal police repression of peaceful demonstrators and oil workers, their families and supporters in Zhanaozen on 16 December 2011, 2. EP calls on the HRC to implement without delay the call made by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, for an independent international investigation into the killing of oil workers in Kazakhstan; 3. EP calls on Kazakhstan, as a member of the HRC, to guarantee human rights, repeal Article 164 of its penal code on 'inciting social discord', 4. EP calls on to stop the repression of, and lift the administrative obstacles placed in the way of, independent media, 5. EP calls on release political prisoners - including Vadim Kuramshin, a lawyer for human rights defenders, Roza Tuletaeva, a union activist, and Vladimir Kozlow, an opposition politician; 6. EP calls on to drop all requests for the extradition of opposition politicians.
Born 1982, civic activist from Kazakhstan.Lawyer by profession. In 2005 she married Vladimir Kozlov, Kazakh opposition member, the leader of the 'Alga!' party, who was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison in 2012. Kozlov's conviction was deemed by international opinion to be politically motivated.
Despite open threats from the NSC (security services of Kazakhstan), confiscation of property, and even the demolition of their house, Aliya continues to strive for the release of her husband and the restoration of his good reputation.
She meets with politicians, journalists and NGO activists from different countries.