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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.
14 Dec 12
Repression has worsened as authorities fail to learn the real lessons of December 2011 bloodshed.
11 Dec 12
Legislation is seen as much-needed step forward, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
27 Nov 12
Prosecutors seek to wipe out opposition TV and press at a stroke.
10 Oct 12
Harsh verdict for government opponent intended as message to others.
8 Oct 12
Moscow is again embarking on an attempt to subdue Chechnya by force. Although many of the stated aims are different and so far the military tactics are marginally less brutal, the experience for the local population is exactly the same.
14 Mar 12
Kazakstan’s former capital has become a magnet for ambitious young Central Asians, attracted not just by opportunities but also by welcoming environment.
20 Dec 11
First they imposed news blackout, then they devised alternative narrative for bloodshed.
18 Oct 11
Authorities say sensitive topic being stirred up for political ends.
18 Oct 11
Calls for greater use of national language are really conduit for broader sense of dissatisfaction.
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