Socialist MEP obstructed by Kazakh authorities

Socialist Party (Ireland) MEP Paul Murphy has made a second attempt to organise a delegation to Kazakhstan.

Paul aims to visit the scene of last December’s massacre in Zhanaozen of striking oil workers, and other important areas where opposition to the regime of Kazakhstan president President Nazarbayev is gaining momentum.

Due to leave on Wednesday 31 October, it looks as if Paul Murphy’s visa has once again been obstructed by the authorities.

This was given publicity across Kazakhstan by the independent TV channel, ‘K+’. It followed extensive media coverage of campaigning by supporters of Campaign Kazakhstan and socialist activists in Vienna during a two-day visit to Austria by President Nazarbayev.