Kazakhstan has stepped out of the Central Asian United Energy System, excluding its Chimkent and Jambyl regions, press service of the National Electrical Network Company reported.


slovoThis submission highlights a number of key areas of concern regarding Kazakhstan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations. In the past several years the government has made a number of important and welcome steps, but these have not amounted to meaningful reform to address the country’s human rights problems.


Kazakhstan is being rewarded for these flagrant abuses of authority and civil society with chairmanship of the OSCE in 2010. That decision may encourage leaders of other authoritarian states who routinely scoff at democratization and sacrifice the interests of their citizens for their own political and economic gains.


The former head of Kazakhstan's state nuclear corporation, KazAtomProm, who has been in jail since May, was hospitalized on October 19, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

The sensational revelations from President Nazarbayev’s former son-in-law could become even more of a scandal than the ‘Kazakhgate’ criminal trial.


Anonymous Kazakh political scientist about progressive megalomania of Nursultan Nazarbayev



Kazakhstan, a country with an extensive nuclear infrastructure as a legacy of the Soviet Union, has decided to rely on civilian nuclear programs for economic development and has reached out to numerous countries for cooperation in nuclear areas.


Moscow police have arrested the general director of the Altyn jewelry company, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.


zveri95In Almaty, Kazakhstan, a serious service conflict between the National Security Committee (KNB) of Kazakhstan and local directorate of the Agency on Struggle Against Corruption and Economic Crimes (Financial Police) has emerged, news agency KazTAG reports, referring to sources in the law enforcement bodies and city’s Prosecutor’s Office.


The deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel Avigdor Liberman considers that the case of Boris Sheinkman should be considered in strict accordance to legislation, news agency KAzTAG reports.