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Local and international press freedom groups say security service’s treatment of detained journalist “out of all proportion”.
27 Mar 09
President promises multi-party parliament – but not just yet.
20 Nov 08
Government’s attempt to hold fuel prices down may be too little, too late.
6 Jun 08
Local officials are accused of taking kickbacks in return for turning a blind eye to wholesale smuggling.
13 Sep 07
Relatives of infected children furious at suspended sentences handed down to top health managers.
10 Jul 07
The authorities move against a powerful political figure despite his family connections.
7 Jun 07
Concerns that rights to free assembly are under threat as Almaty protesters are told they can gather, but only if they do so well away from the city centre.
24 Apr 07
After three people are killed in a fight involving Chechens and Kazaks, the authorities are quick to downplay the ethnic angle.
28 Mar 07
Nursultan Nazarbaev is cracking down on lavish parties by civil servants, but Kazaks say it’s corruption he should be fighting, not how the money is spent.
13 May 06
Central Asia’s two major states are being nicer to one another these days – but their motives for making friends are very different.
6 Apr 06