Kazakhstan: Jailed Journalist a Pawn in a Political Game

Zhanbolat Mamay (left) at the Kazakh Journalists’ Club in November 2016. He was arrested in February 2017 for alleged money laundering. Opposition activism in Kazakhstan has been systematically stifled in the past few years. Attention has turned now to non-state media-affiliated outlets. (Photo: Zhanbolat Mamay’s account on Facebook)

In the months before his arrest, Kazakhstani journalist Zhanbolat Mamay knew something was up.
 

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Aigerim Toleukhanova is an independent journalist based in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Jailed Journalist a Pawn in a Political Game

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