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Women who fight back often end up serving stiff prison sentences.
Ground-breaking IWPR research shows how access to information is changing.
More than 1,000 families returned to Kazakstan in the first six months of this year.
Experts say that the government is failing to develop what could be a rich and profitable sector.
Human rights observer warns that the authorities ignore the demonstrators at their peril.
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.
13 Nov 14
Kazakstan agrees to “coordinate” foreign policy with Moscow. Some read that as “seeking approval”.
17 Oct 14
Opponents of new regional grouping fear the effects of committing to Russian-dominated economic regulation.
17 Sep 14
Russians say nationalist sensitivities have been heightened by Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.
5 Sep 14
Poster showing 19th century cultural heroes in clinch sparks sound and fury, but doesn’t mean Kazak legislators will rush to adopt Russian-style homophobic laws.
11 Jul 14
Government trying to co-opt unions into unified structure and punish any stragglers.
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