Monthly Archive

July 2019

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

Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger

 A judge quickly agreed to send the case to Almaty; Serikzhan Bilash is charged with inciting violence against Chinese. On March 10, Serikzhan Bilash was arrested at around 2:30 in the morni read more..

Events and opinions

Jailed Former Kazakh Uranium Tycoon Dzhakishev Denied Early Release Again

The jailed former president of Kazakhstan's uranium giant Kazatomprom, Mukhtar Dzhakishev, has been denied early release for the second time in months. Judge Ermek Shymyrov ruled in a court in th read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Poet Detained holding Banner with ex-President’s Quote

Kazakh police detained poet Ramil Niyazov as he held a one-man anti-government protest on Thursday in Almaty, holding a banner that read “Publicity discloses the insignificance of authoritarianism. read more..


Will life imitate art? Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder

An ageing central Asian leader grooms his daughter to succeed him, and she then overcomes suspicion from her patriarchal society to unite her people. It could describe the future trajectory of Da read more..


BTA Bank Wins Sanctions Against Ex-Chairman in Theft Lawsuit

A federal judge in New York ordered former BTA Bank JSC chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov to pay the Kazakh lender’s legal fees for the discovery process after he failed to hand over evidence in a lawsuit a read more..


A Spy Case Exposes China’s Power Play in Central Asia

Kazakhstan’s leaders struggle to balance hungerfor Chinese investment with fears of encroachment by their giant eastern neighbor In a top-secret operation earlier this year, Kazakh counterintelli read more..


Kazakhstan is in the middle of a political transition. So is its social media humour.

Fear is subsiding and the jokers are out in forceJust one of the many jokes at new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's expense. Widely shared. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is Kazakhstan's new president, a read more..

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