Kazakhstan

21 February 2017
Are Russian Suicide Games Spreading to Central Asia?

Kyrgyz and Kazakh authorities close online groups, question children over social media ‘death groups.’

 
2 February 2017
After Tajikistan, Kazakhstan Bans Unregistered Mobiles Premium

In the name of security, mobile phone and internet users face mounting restrictions and higher costs.

 
20 January 2017
US, Britain Say Rolls-Royce Bribed Kazakh and Azeri Officials Premium

British firm to pay $800 million in fines for corruption over decades in nearly a dozen countries.

 
17 January 2017
Scientists Dream of Reviving Extinct Caspian Tiger Premium

Could wild big cats soon be splashing in one of Central Asia’s great lakes?

 
1 December 2016
More of the Same Premium

Kazakhstan jails activists, plans a Great Firewall to stifle online dissent. From The Conversation. 

By Nurseit Niyazbekov
 
29 November 2016
Kazakh Land Reform Protesters Sent to Prison For Five Years Premium

The predictable conviction of the two activists highlights Astana’s disregard for rights to peaceful assembly.  

 
24 November 2016
Nursultan-burg, Here We Come Premium

Kazakh lawmakers back renaming the capital after the president, a move that still needs Nazarbaev's blessing. 

 
21 October 2016
Kazakhstan School Hijab Ban Upheld Premium

Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.

 
20 October 2016
Fate of Kazakh Land Reform Protesters Likely ‘Sealed’ Premium

Observers feel a guilty verdict is inevitable, as critics accuse government of launching a smear campaign against activists through friendly media. 

 
14 October 2016
Land Rights Activists on Trial in Kazakhstan Premium

Human rights watchdogs are asking for their release, arguing that their protests did not breach any law. 

 

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