07ASTANA1261, KAZAKHSTAN UNLIKELY TO OPPOSE BELARUS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07ASTANA1261 2007-05-11 06:00 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Astana

VZCZCXRO2051
OO RUEHAST
DE RUEHTA #1261 1310600
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 110600Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9413
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 1877
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 0955
RUEHAST/USOFFICE ALMATY

UNCLAS ASTANA 001261 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR IO/RHS, DRL/MLGA, EUR/PGI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNHCR KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN UNLIKELY TO OPPOSE BELARUS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 
CANDIDACY 
 
REF: A) State 58056, B) State 63345 
 
1.(SBU) Poloff delivered Ref A demarche to the MFA Department of 
International Organizations and Security Issues on May 4.  Almabek 
Demessinov, the head of the United Nations section, said that 
Kazakhstan would consider the USG positions set forth in the 
demarche.  However, Demessinov predicted that Kazakhstan would 
follow its normal policy of supporting the candidacies of fellow CIS 
countries. Post notes that Kazakhstan voted against the December 
2006 United Nations resolution condemning human rights practices in 
Belarus. 
 
2. (SBU) In addition, the UK Embassy has advised us that their home 
office believes it will be futile to convince Kazakhstan on this 
issue, and thus did not instruct their embassy to demarche the 
government. 
 
3. (SBU) Comment: Based on the above and the Government of 
Kazakhstan's past voting practices on these matters, Post believes 
that Kazakhstan will support Belarus's candidacy for the Human 
Rights Council and that it would be counterproductive to pursue the 
demarche further.  End comment. 
 
CROWLEY

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