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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...
A court in Kazakhstan has entered a second week of hearings in the trial of a trade union activist accused of whipping up unrest among industrial workers in the west. Nurbek Kushakbayev stands accused of inciting a strike in December by several...
Kazakhstan’s parliament has hastily adopted amendments to the constitution following weeks of largely cursory public consultation.  Following parliament’s adoption of the reforms on March 6, the amendments will have to be reviewed by the...
Police in Kazakhstan have acted quickly to prevent any public gestures of solidarity with the jailed editor of an independent newspaper, whose supporters fear is being subjected to ill-treatment in prison. On February 23, political activist Yerlan...
The protests that spread across Kazakhstan last spring forced authorities to backtrack on a land privatization agenda that had been quietly approved without consulting the public. Concerns are now mounting among opponents of the idea of allowing the...
As the winter editions of the World Student Games come to a close in Kazakhstan this week, questions are still being asked about what went wrong with the ticket sales. The games, which started on January 29 and will conclude on February 8, have been...
A court in Kazakhstan has upheld a five-year jail sentence for two activists serving time for their role in organizing protest rallies in opposition to a proposed land privatization scheme. The Atyrau court on January 20 ruled to leave Maks Bokayev...
A protest by oil sector workers in the western Kazakhstan city of Aktau has entered its third week as authorities appear unwilling to reconsider a decision to withdraw the registration of an independent trade union. This dispute flared when the...