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Kazakhstan: The jihadis that never were?

jihadistIt is not religious extremism that appears to unnerve Kazakhstan’s government, but dissent.

The Disappeared. An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps

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.

Swiss oil trader accused of profiting from ties to elites in Kazakhstan

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.

Kazakhstan: Attack on Trade Union Leader

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.

Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?

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

KAZAKHSTAN: Ever harsher jailings for religious talks

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.

Citizens of Kazakhstan are just one click away from jail

kartlaptopOnline grumbling can lead to long periods of imprisonment

Kazakhstan's Next Political Crisis

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

#OpenDialogFoundation – Open for business…especially if you’re a billionaire fraudster

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.

“Eradicating Ideological Viruses” China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims

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Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

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