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Bloody January

Nazarbayev Nephew Subject of Bloody January ‘Abuse of Power’ Investigation

Nazarbayev Nephew Subject of Bloody January ‘Abuse of Power’ Investigation

By Catherine Putz
Since the violent unrest of January 2022 in Kazakhstan, Samat Abish has remained in the shadows of various investigations. He’s now a target.

Internet Shutdown Pushback in Kazakhstan

Internet Shutdown Pushback in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakh legislation allows various government entities to slow and stop internet traffic, as occurred to tragic ends in January 2022. A group of NGOs wants the practice stopped for good.
Kazakhstan Keeps Discussion of Political Repression Firmly in the Past

Kazakhstan Keeps Discussion of Political Repression Firmly in the Past

By Catherine Putz
Kazakh President Tokayev said in tweet that it was the “duty” of all to “learn the terrible lessons of the past and do everything possible so that such events do not happen again in the future.” What about the present?

Karim Massimov, Former Kazakh Intelligence Chief, Sentenced to 18 Years on Treason, Coup Charges

Karim Massimov, Former Kazakh Intelligence Chief, Sentenced to 18 Years on Treason, Coup Charges

By Catherine Putz
Massimov’s supporters say the case against him was politically motivated, an incident of clear scapegoating.

Court Bars Kazakh Opposition Figure Mamai From Activism, Journalism

Court Bars Kazakh Opposition Figure Mamai From Activism, Journalism

By Catherine Putz
Mamai’s prison sentence was suspended, but the Kazakh government has nevertheless silenced him.

Kazakhstan’s Media, Journalists Under Pressure

Kazakhstan’s Media, Journalists Under Pressure

By Paolo Sorbello
An attack on a journalist highlights the difficult environment for the press.

Kazakhstan Annuls Law ‘On the First President’

Kazakhstan Annuls Law ‘On the First President’

By Catherine Putz
As expected, following last summer’s constitutional referendum dropping references to “elbasy,” many of the First President’s other special privileges are ending.
Kazakhstan’s Bloody January: Day 6, Almaty

Kazakhstan’s Bloody January: Day 6, Almaty

By Cheryl L. Reed
Almaty’s journalists witnessed Kazakhstan’s largest city roil with protests, peaceful at first, then become engulfed in deepening anger and shocking violence. 

Kazakhstan: Impunity Persists After Torture During Bloody January 

Kazakhstan: Impunity Persists After Torture During Bloody January 

By Alva Omarova
The legal battle for justice for those arbitrarily detained and those who were brutally tortured during Kazakhstan’s Bloody January imploded before it started.

Kazakhstan’s Bloody January: Day 5, Taraz to Shymkent

Kazakhstan’s Bloody January: Day 5, Taraz to Shymkent

By Cheryl L. Reed
In two southern Kazakhstan cities, the January protests devolved into shocking violence, from the use of live ammunition against protesters to police beatings of those detained. 

Kazakh Authorities Outline a Grand Conspiracy Behind Bloody January

Kazakh Authorities Outline a Grand Conspiracy Behind Bloody January

By Catherine Putz
The government’s version of events highlights a high-level conspiracy, but provides few details on motives and methods.
Kazakhstan’s Bloody January: Day 4, Ust-Kamenogorsk to Kokshetau

Kazakhstan’s Bloody January: Day 4, Ust-Kamenogorsk to Kokshetau

By Cheryl L. Reed
Journalists and others faced questions, fines, and jail cells after covering protests in Kazakhstan.

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