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Aigerim Toleukhanova

Kazakhstan: Independent Newspaper Editor Condemned to Limited Freedom

A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced the editor of an independent newspaper...

Kazakhstan: Jailed Journalist a Pawn in a Political Game

In the months before his arrest, Kazakhstani journalist Zhanbolat Mamay knew something...

Kazakhstan: Horse Milk Gallops Into the Dairy Market

Putting horse milk to better use has been 86-year-old Toregeldy Sharmanov’s life...

Kazakhstan: Government Critic Flees, Seeks Refuge in Europe

A few days after going missing, Kazakhstani government critic and journalist Ramazan...

Kazakhstan: Language Students Land in Egyptian Jails

When a group of students from Kazakhstan traveled to Egypt to improve...

Kazakhstan: Trade Union Leader Punished With 4 Years of "Limited Freedom"

A court in Kazakhstan has once more signaled the government’s disregard for...

Kazakhstan: Language Joke on Russian TV Raises Hackles

The language issue is a touchy one in Kazakhstan, as an ethnic...

Kazakhstan: Law Narrows Field for Presidential Contenders

Implausible as it might seem, a day will come when Kazakhstan will...

Kazakhstan: Jailed Land Activist Goes on Hunger Strike

A civic activist in Kazakhstan jailed for his involvement in land protests...

Kazakhstan: Union Leader Gets 2-Year Jail Sentence

A labour union leader in Kazakhstan who helped mobilize oil workers into...

Kazakhstan: Trial Against Ablyazov Opens Without Main Defendant

A trial that opened this week in Kazakhstan sees the government returning...

Kazakhstan: California Court to Hear Almaty Corruption Lawsuit

Kazakhstan has successfully argued in a US appeals court that it can...

Kazakhstan: Court Hears Case Against Union Organiser

A court in Kazakhstan has entered a second week of hearings in...

Kazakhstan: Parliament Rams Through Vague Constitution Fix

Kazakhstan’s parliament has hastily adopted amendments to the constitution following weeks of...

Kazakhstan: Police Crack Down on Pickets for Jailed Editor

Police in Kazakhstan have acted quickly to prevent any public gestures of...

Kazakhstan: Constitutional Property Reform Resurrects Land Anxieties

The protests that spread across Kazakhstan last spring forced authorities to backtrack...

Kazakhstan: Student Games Buzz Dulled By Ticket Troubles

As the winter editions of the World Student Games come to a...

Kazakhstan: Authorities Using Intimidation to Quell Labor Unrest

“He opened our eyes.” Toizhan’s face lit up as she recalled how...

Kazakhstan: Court Upholds Land Activists Jail Term

A court in Kazakhstan has upheld a five-year jail sentence for two...

Kazakhstan Oil Worker Strike Enters Third Week

A protest by oil sector workers in the western Kazakhstan city of...

Kazakhstan: Activists Appeal Runs Into Roadblocks

A court in the western Kazakhstan city of Atyrau is currently hearing...

Kazakhstan: Registration Law Causes Chaos, Forces Apology

Changes to the law in Kazakhstan requiring citizens traveling within the country...

Kazakhstan: Apartment Collapses, Killing Nine

Part of an apartment building collapsed in a central Kazakhstan town overnight...

Journalist Flees Kazakhstan Fearing Persecution

The chief editor of a leading news website in Kazakhstan has announced...

Kazakhstan: 7 Aktobe Gunmen Get Life in Prison

A court in the the city of Aktobe on November 28 sentenced...

Kazakhstan: Land Protest Trial Ends With 5-Year Jail Sentences

Two activists accused of organizing land protests in Kazakhstan have been sentenced...

Kazakhstan to Rename Capital After President?

Only a week after Kazakhstan celebrated the 23rd anniversary of its national...

Kazakhstan: Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Jail Term for Land Protesters

Prosecutors in the trial of two activists in Kazakhstan accused of whipping...

Kazakhstan: Beer Baron’s Downfall Spells Trouble for Activist Trial

A military court in Kazakhstan has sentenced a brewery tycoon to 21...

Kazakhstan: Almaty Shooter Sentenced to Death

A court in Kazakhstan has taken the rare step of handing down...

Kazakhstan: Almaty Shooting Spree Trial Comes to a Close

The trial in Kazakhstan of a man accused of embarking on a...

Kazakhstan: Land Trial Hinges on Dubious Testimonies

After a week of hearings, the trial in Kazakhstan of two antigovernment...

Kazakhstan: Experts See Political Motives in Media Trial

The corruption trial involving one of Kazakhstan’s most prominent journalist ended on...

Kazakhstan: Mortgage Rallies Continue Despite Protest Fears

In a reprisal of impromptu rallies seen earlier this year, around 30...

Kazakhstan: EXPO Pension Raid Report Raises Hackles

Authorities in Kazakhstan have had to mount a rearguard battle against claims...

Kazakhstan: Village Unrest Breaks Out Along Ethnic Lines

Rumors about the rape of a little girl has sparked mass unrest...

Kazakhstan: Rare Public Outreach Being Wound Down

Kazakhstan launched a rare exercise in consulting with the general public earlier...

Kazakhstan’s Latest Shooting: Terror or Crime?

In a disturbing development for Kazakhstan, another supposedly radicalized gunman singled out...

Kazakhstan: Government to Rent Land for Falling Rockets

Apparently unchastened by the wave of protests that accompanied recent failed attempts...

Kazakhstan Secures Seat on UN Security Council

Kazakhstan has become the first country from Central Asia ever to secure...

Kazakhstan: Deputies Seal Fate of Land Law. For Now

Parliament in Kazakhstan has slapped a veto on the contentious land law...

Kazakhstan & China: Fear, Loathing and Money

Second in a Five-Part Series There is an old Kazakh proverb that...

Kazakhstan in Denial as Doping Scandal Taints Heroes

Kazakhstan has deployed sport in multiple ways over recent years to promote...

Kazakhstan: Former EXPO Chief Gets 14 Years in Jail

A court in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, has sentenced a key figure in...

Kazakhstan: Aktobe Violence Wrongfoots Authorities

The weekend’s bloodshed in Kazakhstan seemed to catch the government off-guard....

Kazakhstan: Unsanctioned Pro-Government Rally Not Broken Up by Police

A group of activists in Kazakhtan’s business capital, Almaty, held an unsanctioned...

Kazakhstan: Land Commission Trudges On Amid Arrests

A public commission set up in Kazakhstan as an attempt to defuse...

Kazakhstan: Panicked Authorities Rounding Up Activists

Authorities in Kazakhstan are betraying a note of panic ahead of planned...

Kazakhstan: Struggling for Air in a Suffocating City

People in Almaty know their air is filthy, but when a group...

Kazakhstan: Russian Exodus Continues Unabated

Fresh data from Kazakhstan’s National Economy Ministry has shown that the trend...

Kazakhstan: Is Land Issue Foundation for Wider Anger?

Authorities are facing tough choices in Kazakhstan, as demonstrations against plans to...

Kazakhstan: Authorities Adopt Heavy-Hand Approach on Land Issue

A press conference in Almaty on the proposed plans to rent land...

Kazakhstan: Land Sale Plan Exciting Passions

Protests are picking up steam in Kazakhstan against reforms that many fear...

Kazakhstan: Property Fraud Creating Discontent

A rally held this week in front of the mayor’s office in...

Kazakhstan: Prices Keep Soaring, But Tenge Stabilizing

There is mixed news from Kazakhstan’s economy as consumers contend with a...

Kazakhstan: Facebook Lands More People in Trouble

Two political activists in Kazakhstan learnt to their cost this year that posts on...