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Zhanaozen: The Unknown Tragedy

 “Zhanaozen: the Unknown Tragedy”

First and exclusive UK documentary showing

Wednesday 4th December, 6-8pm


Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square


In 2012 a SIHRG team conducted a trial observation and published a report of the trial and conviction of Vladimir Kozlov and others in relation to the events of 16 December 2011 – the bloodshed in Zhanaozen, Mangistau Region, West Kazakhstan.

This evening is dedicated to the second anniversary of the tragic events of 16 December 2011 and includes a firstand exclusive UK showing of the documentary “ Zhanaozen: the Unknown Tragedy”.


GALYM AGELEUOV is a Kazakh human rights defender, cultural specialist, historian of religious beliefs and, blogger. In 2011 he monitored the peaceful assembly in Zhanaozen and has become a leading expert on legal aspects of the tragic conflict in Zhanaozen. He is active in supporting the families of the oil workers and specifically Roza Tuletaeva. He is also an academic and has received numerous academic awards.

DENIS BILUNOV is a Russian politician, writer, and journalist. Bilunov helped organize the Marches of Dissent from 2006 to 2008, and was one of the creators of the Solidarity movement, and has led the Moscow branch since 2011. He was the creator and first editor-in-chief (2005-2007) of the website. Bilunov was an organizer of the Anti-Seliger opposition forum, and is currently a host on Network Public Television.

YULIA MAZUROVA is a writer and the Director of the documentary “Zhanaozen: The Unknown Tragedy”.


Further event details can be found here.

Further information on the “Justice for Kazakh oil workers campaign” can be found here.