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Yevgeniy Zhovtis: We are dragged further and further towards the ‘Time of Troubles’

5 June 2013

The story of the forcible expulsion of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s family to Kazakhstan has become the number one topic of recent days. Was it extradition or deportation? Was it kidnapping or state-sponsored terrorism? These and other questions were addressed by Yevgeniy Zhovtis

The case of Tatiana Paraskevich: the decision on extradition can threaten the life and health of the detainee

29 May 2013

The Kazakh Prosecutor’s Office works closely with the Ukrainian and Russian investigative authorities in the case of Tatiana Paraskevich, currently residing in the Czech Republic. International human rights organisations fear for her life and wellbeing in the event of her extradition to Ukraine

Kazakhstan: between Russia and the rest of the world in its quest for energy independence?

22 April 2013

The export of raw materials from Kazakhstan is still directed mainly to Russia, but as Kazakhstan wishes to obtain a dominant position in the region, it will soon strive to break free from the historically determined patronage of Russia by developing new directions of hydrocarbon exports

Court doesn’t acquit oil workers and residents of the village of Shetpe, convicted of participation in mass disorders on the 16-17 December, 2011

18 January 2013

In Kazakhstan, sentences against participants of the tragic events in Zhanaozen and Shetpe village have been revised. The decisions of the appellate board did not meet the expectations of the public.

Vladimir Kozlov transferred to the Kazahstani Siberia

25 December 2012

By the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Kazakhstan, the opposition politician has been convoyed to the penal colony outside the area of his residence, namely to Petropavlovsk, North Kazakhstan Province

The monitoring of the socio-political situation in Kazakhstan

8 December 2012

27.11.2012 – 07.12.2012

Monitoring of the socio-political situation in Kazakhstan

22 October 2012

Major events in the socio-political life of the country in the period between 01.10.2012 – 23.10.2012

Investigation involved physical violence: ‘Khalyk Maidany’ urges international community to take action

6 May 2012

During the Aktau trial for those whom President Nazarbaev and his closest advisors decided to deem guilty of organising mass riots in Zhanaozen on the 16th-17th of December, 2011, methods by which special prosecutors and investigators forced defendants to give ‘confessions’ were revealed

World day against cyber-censorship. Kazakhstan

12 March 2012

In 2011, a unprecedented social protest movement prolonged by a violent uprising, a wave of odd attacks and the Head of State’s health problems made the authorities even more nervous, causing them to tighten their control over information, especially online.

Igor Vinyavskiy: “I consider my case political”

5 March 2012

An apprehension and ridiculous charges filed against the editor-in-chief of the ‘Vzlgyad’ newspaper put him in one group with the most famous ‘prisoners of conscience’.

The Communist Party of Kazakhstan threatened to be liquidated and denied the right to take part in election

16 November 2011

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, and the National Public Association “The Communist Party of Kazakhstan” were found guilty of committing an administrative illegality and were subjected to administrative penalties.

EU punishes Lukashenko by travel ban

3 February 2011

Alexander Lukashenko himself and his two sons are to be affected by penalties. Their assets are to be frozen, too.

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