The old love-lace Nazarbaev has turned the state into a brothel and debauched the entire country
Case Underscores Concerns about Country’s Upcoming OSCE Chairmanship
In a case that is sending shockwaves through Kazakhstan’s non-governmental organization community, Yevgeny Zhovtis, one of the country’s leading human rights activists, was found guilty on September 3 of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison. Prior to the reading of the verdict, Zhovtis denounced his two-day trial as a "political setup."
With the hasty conviction of Zhovtis, which comes on top of scores of other false cases, Kazakhstan is entering deeper and deeper into a human rights black hole, just months before Nazarbayev is meant to take over the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE)...
The advent of social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has changed the nature of political dissent. But as this summer's unrest in Iran and China has demonstrated, authoritarian-minded governments have done their homework, and have kept pace with the revolution in communications.
Lawsuits filed by state-controlled BTA Bank, Kazakhstan’s largest lender, to recover 917 million tenge ($6 million) from a newspaper and a charity have so far yielded nothing but seven pairs of boxer shorts.
Turkmen president says gas-rich nation will build Caspian Sea naval base amid energy disput