09ASTANA718, KAZAKHSTAN: CHANGES TO PROTECTION LAW WILL BENEFIT

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09ASTANA718 2009-04-27 10:48 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Astana

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INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 1538
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UNCLAS ASTANA 000718 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR INL/AAE, G/TIP, SCA/CEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PHUM SOCI SNAR KCRM KTIP KZ
SUBJECT:  KAZAKHSTAN:  CHANGES TO PROTECTION LAW WILL BENEFIT 
VICTIMS OF TIP AND OTHER CRIMES 
 
1.  SUMMARY:  Changes to Kazakhstan's witness protection law will 
enable the government to more quickly provide a full range of 
services to crime victims during lengthy, complex investigations. 
These changes will benefit victims of trafficking-in-persons and 
other serious transnational crimes.  END SUMMARY. 
 
2.  On April 7, President Nazarbayev signed amendments to the Law on 
State Protection of Participants in Criminal Proceedings.  This law 
provides the legal basis for the government to provide a full range 
of assistance to crime victims and witnesses, including pre-trial 
housing, security, relocation, assistance finding new employment, 
and, in extraordinary cases, assistance in changing one's physical 
appearance. 
 
3.  The new amendments extend the time frame during which government 
assistance and protection can be provided.  Previously, assistance 
could only be provided after the initiation of a criminal case. The 
amendments allow the government to provide assistance at all stages 
of the criminal process from the moment a crime is reported through 
the investigation and trial phases.  In complex crimes, such as 
human trafficking, the success of a prosecution depends greatly on 
the testimony of victims and the lack of protection and assistance 
during the initial stages created unnecessary obstacles to 
successful investigations.  Previously almost all victims had to be 
transferred to NGOs for assistance until a criminal case was 
initiated and government funding could kick in. 
 
4. Amendments were also made to the Criminal Code, the Criminal 
Procedural Code, and the Law on Operational Investigative Activities 
in order to provide protection to convicts, prisoners, and those 
acquitted or whose sentences were dismissed. 
 
HOAGLAND

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