Kazakhstan: disciplinary action against judge Zhumasheva is an attack on judicial independence | CIJL-ICJ

Gepubliceerd op: 30 oktober 2012 in: CIJL_ICJ, Kazachstan | Nog geen reacties

The Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL)

The ICJ today expressed its concern at disciplinary sanctions and threats of criminal prosecution against Judge Aliya Zhumasheva of the Kachirsk District Court of Pavlodar Region in Kazakhstan.

The Judge was subjected to disciplinary sanction after refusing to abide by wrongful demands from senior colleagues as well as the Prosecutor’s Office to issue convictions in two criminal cases.

At  a press conference on 18 October, prior to the disciplinary hearing in her case, Judge Zhumasheva stated that she Lees verder…;