Tuesday May 21, 2013
Kazakhstan: Upcoming court hearings against Mr KuramshinLetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
Rallying for the rights and freedom of a noted human rights defender.
(SALEM) - Vadim Kuramshin is a well-known lawyer and defender of the rights of prisoners in Kazakhstan.
It was the last day in October when police busted into the home of Vadim Kuramshin was arrested him in Petropavlovsk, northern Kazakhstan. They had no warrant or proper authority to conduct this arrest we are told.
During the arrest Mr. Kuramshin was beaten and then subjected to a favorite trick of crooked jailers and guards; two men were placed in his cell who immediately began issuing threats toward this distinguished human rights defender and attorney.
When the victim protested the treatment he was receiving inside of his cell, the prison guards reacted by threatening to place Vadim Kuramshin and the two unknown cellmates in the “sauna”, which usually implies a threat of sexual violence or rape.
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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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