Kazakhstan: Space for Civil Society Shrinking?

ILI president Aina Shormanbayeva (right) speaks at an event in Kazakhstan. ILI, a nonprofit promoting the rule of law, lost an appeal against an earlier court ruling ordering it to pay corporate income tax. The case created a legal precedent that bodes ill for other NGOs in Kazakhstan. (Photo: Aina Shormanbayeva)

First, there was a media report hinting at shadowy links between foreign-funded charities and terrorism in Kazakhstan. Then, the taxman came knocking.
 

To read the full story

Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Space for Civil Society Shrinking?

1 / 1
X
> <