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Kazakhstan: In Memory of Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina

Expand Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina © 2011 Kazis Toguzbaev RFE/RL Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the dedicated Kazakhstan human rights activist Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina. She passed away recently in Almaty at the age of 85. “Fokina was at the heart of the early days of Kazakhstan’s human rights movement and she fiercely defended human rights all her life,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Her dedication and commitment to seek justice on behalf of people whose rights have been suppressed was truly remarkable.” Fokina was the head of the…

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