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Supporters of leading activist say driving death conviction was unsound.
30 Sep 09
Bill would allow authorities to close or block websites carrying material critical of their policies.
12 Mar 09
The authorities are saying nothing, but there are mounting reasons why they might opt for a parliamentary election sooner rather than later.
26 Feb 09
High incidence of “escapes” from children’s homes indicates serious problems.
14 Jan 09
Four politicians accused of helping a wanted businessman get asylum abroad – but is that actually a crime?
17 Oct 08
Opinions vary as to whether Kazak economic retreat from Georgia was result of pro-Moscow politics or pragmatism.
15 Oct 08
Astana’s chairmanship of the OSCE unlikely to relax restrictions on freedom of assembly.
26 Mar 08
Competition for subsidised places at university fuels entrance exam corruption.
23 Jul 07
The authorities appear at a loss to stem a rise in teenage violence in the south of the republic.
21 Feb 05