Monthly Archive

December 2012

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 7 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Journalist, press club founder disappears in Kazakhstan

Kazakh authorities must do their utmost to determine the whereabouts and ensure the safety of journalist Tokbergen Abiyev, who has been missing since December 20, the Committee to Protect Journalist read more..

Events and opinions

'Don't mention my friendship with Tony Blair'! Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales bans discussion of former PM in new controversy over Kazakh links

  Wikimedia Foundation works with Kazakh government-linked foundation on their own version of the site   The regime was this month accused of 'growing crackdown on free speech' by Human read more..


Uzbekistan’s corruption index: it is worse only in Afghanistan, Somali...

Transparency International has published a corruption perceptions index for 2012 in which Uzbekistan ranked 170th among 174 countries, which is only better than Myanmar, Afghanistan, North Korea and read more..


Palestinian authority suspected of lobbying for Rakhat Aliyev's relatives

  The Commentator has published an exclusive report about Issam and Devincci Hourani brothers involvement with Palestinian Authority corruption. Issam Hourani is married to Gulshat Aliyeva, a yo read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Shymkent’s HIV Scandal, Six Years Later

A mother puts her twins, one of whom who was infected with HIV in a Shymkent public hospital, to sleep at their apartment in February 2007. An investigation found that about 150 children had been infe... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Marks Anniversary of Zhanaozen Killings

As Kazakhstan marked the one-year anniversary of fatal violence in Zhanaozen on December 16, opposition activists gathered in Almaty to lay wreaths to commemorate those who died at the hands of police... read more..


Eine Chance verpasst

Am Mittwoch den 28. November wurde der maltesische Außenminister Tonio Borg, trotz anhaltender Kritik, zum neuen EU-Gesundheitskommissar ernannt. Angaben zufolge soll sich Tonio Borg, trotz Bedenken ... read more..

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