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A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced the editor of an independent newspaper to three years of limited freedom for purportedly using his publication to launder money. The judge at Almaty’s Medeu district court also ruled on September 7 that Zhanbolat...
A few days after going missing, Kazakhstani government critic and journalist Ramazan Yesergepov has resurfaced in Paris and announced he is moving into exile to avoid arrest. “Everything is fine with Ramazan Yesergepov, he is under the protection of...
When a group of students from Kazakhstan traveled to Egypt to improve on their Arabic language skills, the last thing they could have expected was to land up in a Cairo jail. The almost two-week ordeal of a group of six students finally came to a...
A court in Kazakhstan has once more signaled the government’s disregard for worker rights by sentencing the former head of an independent trade union to four years of "limited freedom" for purportedly abusing her status. The sentence means ...
The language issue is a touchy one in Kazakhstan, as an ethnic Kazakh comic in Russia has learned to his cost. It all began with a brief promo spot for a comedy show that aired in June on private Russian station TNT. In the advertisement, one comic...
Implausible as it might seem, a day will come when Kazakhstan will have a president other than the one now in power. But before Nursultan Nazarbayev departs his throne — however that happens — he has taken provisions to ensure he determines at least...
A civic activist in Kazakhstan jailed for his involvement in land protests in 2016 is entering the third week of a hunger strike declared in protest at the authorities’ refusal to relocate him to a prison in his home region. RFE/RL’s Kazakhstan...
A labour union leader in Kazakhstan who helped mobilize oil workers into defending their right to independent union representation has been sentenced to two years in jail on charges including embezzlement. Speaking briefly after the verdict in an...
A trial that opened this week in Kazakhstan sees the government returning with gusto to the pursuit of its favorite bogeyman: disgraced banker and opposition stalwart Mukhtar Abylazov. The special inter-district court of Almaty, Kazakhstan’s...
Kazakhstan has successfully argued in a US appeals court that it can file suit against a former top official — an avowed foe of the government — in California for compensation over alleged acts of corruption that occurred more than a decade ago. The...