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A surprise transition which may have been planned for a long time.
How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power?
The veteran leader is in no rush to give up real authority.
Mass release of detainees stirs hopes that international criticism may be working.
New law aims to increase state oversight on some religious minorities.
18 May 15
Keeping everyone guessing helps ensure President Nazarbaev’s position is unassailable.
6 May 15
Legal system has been slow to enforce payment orders on wayward ex-husbands.
22 Apr 15
Prosecuting Serik Ahmetov will help president show he’s serious about corruption, even though the problem is systemic.
25 Mar 15
Provision sneaked into legislative package protecting minors from offensive online content.
11 Mar 15
Weekly consistently criticised government’s closeness to Moscow.
27 Feb 15
Feared while in power, Rahat Aliev failed to rebrand himself as an upstanding dissident.
4 Feb 15
“Ethnic insult” charge comes at a time when the Russian minority question has come to the fore.
22 Dec 14
Authorities have yet to respond to concerns about a bill that civil society groups fear will curb their activities.
22 Nov 14
Ambition to host Winter Olympics could deter government from copying Moscow’s homophobic law.
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