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2 Jul 13
After demolishing political opposition, authorities turn on other critical voices.
Labour and welfare minister Serik Abdenov, before his removal over the pensions fiasco. (Photo: Kazakstan prime minister's website)
17 Jun 13
Government backs down on controversial bill after pressure from women’s groups.
Alga party leader Vladimir Kozlov (right), in court in Kazakstan, 2012. (Photo: Facebook group in support of Kozlov and others)
16 May 13
Economics count for more than rights, and western governments have little leverage anyway.
Alexander Kharlamov. (Photo: A. Kharlamov's page on Moy Mir)
3 May 13
Concerns that hate speech laws are being used to silence anti-corruption campaigner and other government critics.
2 May 13
Court hears that they hid evidence to protect the younger Tsarnaev brother.
26 Apr 13
Membership of former Soviet bloc is as much about political alliances as about economics.
Mahambet Abjan. (Photo courtesy of M. Abjan)
29 Mar 13
Decision to reinstate students expelled for posting dance video suggests a new willingness to listen.
Protest against changes to maternity benefits in Kazakstan. Astana, March 9, 2013. (Photo: Aliya Delmasheva)
20 Mar 13
Activists hope campaign will prompt wider action on women's rights.
Murat Mashkenov, head of the independent Kazakstan Labour Confederation. (Photo: Ludmila Ekzarkhova)
7 Mar 13
Opponents say measures being proposed would favour main trade union federation.
28 Feb 13
London event highlights use of criminal law to punish dissent.