07 | 12 | 2019

Communist Party of KazakhstanThe Comunist Party of Greece (KKE) delegation in the European Parliament denounced the unacceptable decision of the authorities of Kazakhstan to ban the Communist Party of Kazakhstan on the pretext that it does not possess the necessary number of members, with a question to the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This decision comes in addition to a series of similar temporary decisions to suspend the activity of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan and it is connected with persecutions, the curtailing of the right to strike, to demonstrate, to organize in trade unions.

In his question, the MEP of KKE, Kostas Papadakis, stressed: »The authorities of Kazakhstan have recently proceeded with the unacceptable action of banning the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, on the pretext that it does not posses the necessary number of members (38,000 instead of 40,000 members).

In recent years, the activity of the CP of Kazakhstan has often been targeted by the authorities of Kazakhstan, which have imposed similar temporary decisions to suspend its activity, for example, when it expressed its support for the strike of the oil industry workers in the town of Zhanaozen, which was violently and bloodily repressed by the authorities, and also when it participated in an alliance of opposition organizations in 2011-2012.

This new decision bans the activity of the CP of Kazakhstan and aims to impede the political activity of communists, their participation in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, in conditions when the capitalist economic crisis is sharpening in Kazakhstan and it is expected that the offensive against the workers’-people’s rights will further intensify.

The anti-communist decision goes hand in hand with the approval of a law ›on trade unions‹, persecutions, restrictions on the right to strike, to demonstrate and to organize in trade unions.

What is the High Representative’s position concerning the decision of the authorities of Kazakhstan to ban the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, as well as regarding the persecution of the right to trade union membership, the right to demonstrate, including the right to strike?«

Source: KKE on Solidnet / RedGlobe

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