Shanyrak Shantytown Demolished

What is affected
Housing private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 07 July 2006
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Kazakhstan
Location Bakay neighborhood, Almaty

Affected persons

Total 1750
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution Full reparation to effected persons and prosecution of the perpetrators at all levels of authority.
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Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 400
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative Authorities with bulldozers and 1,500 riot police appeared in Bakay shantytown, in Almaty, and demolished what they claimed were illegally built houses. Residents were given little notice of the planned eviction, and 350 to 400 houses were bulldozed with their belongings still inside. Residents claimed that the vast majority of evictions were not legally justified, as bailiffs presented court orders related to only 29 houses.
Costs €   0