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thesisappearedA million Muslims are being held in reeducation camps in northwestern China, where they are forced to learn Mandarin and sing communist songs. Ex-prisoners who have escaped across the border to Kazakhstan talk about their imprisonment.

policenazarpostThe NGO Public Eye has accused Vitol, the second largest company in Switzerland, of using a discreet joint venture to conceal links to powerful elites in Kazakhstan, helping the company win lucrative contracts in the country.

Screen Shot 2018 11 13 at 11.09.48 pmUnidentified assailants viciously attacked a local trade union leader in Kazakhstan on the evening of November 10, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.

thediplomat ap nazarbaevWho will run Kazakhstan after President Nursultan Nazarbayev, its current and only leader, passes from the political scene?

kuanyshbashpaevIn April 2017 Kazakhstan jailed Kuanysh Bashpayev for later banned Islamic talks. Now Galymzhan Abilkairov, one of two who posted some of the talks online before the ban, has been jailed for seven years, seven months. Dadash Mazhenov's verdict is due on 5 November.

kartlaptopOnline grumbling can lead to long periods of imprisonment

nazkrizisNursultan Nazarbayev wants to remain an influential power broker in the country if and when he decides to step down.

andicristeaAny investigation into the Open Dialog Foundation will have to focus on its links to serious economic crimes in Moldova and Kazakhstan, say critics of the human rights organization, writes James Hipwell.

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hub building 4 1 1024x726Kazakhstan is making strides towards digital transformation in many areas. One of the significant moves is the Astana Hub, an international technopark of start-ups that provides multilevel support to entrepreneurs, primarily in IT