Taken from: In Defense of Communism
MEP Papadakis continues: “As a protest Yerzan Yeltsibayev has twice declared a hunger strike and sewed his mouth shut. The prison administration and the judicial authorities are doing everything possible to keep him in custody, fabricating various “violations” to prevent his release from prison. Yerzan Yeltsibayev has been recognized as a political prisoner by human rights organizations and has repeatedly been referred in the European Parliament resolutions as an example of violation of rights and freedoms in Kazakhstan. Today, we consider that there is a serious threat for the life and health of Yerzan Yeltsibayev”.
The KKE MEP question is the following:
What is the position of the Vice-President / High Representative of the EU on the:
— Calls by trade unions and large organisations, both in Kazakhstan and throughout the world, for the immediate release of political prisoner Yerzan Yeltsibayev?
— Calls to stop political and trade union persecution by the Kazakhstan government and authorities?
Source: In Defense of Communism